Tuesday, February 8, 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Yellow-Rumped Thornbill


Seldom do I ge the chance to capture this little bird, the
Yellow-Rumped Thornbill, Acanthiza chrysorrhoa, in a tree.
They are chattery ground feeding birds usually seen in small
flocks in gay abundance in my garden.


This one I captured in the park not 15' away from me and I
had my 300mm lens with me for a change. Unfortunately
the light was not in my favour but the Thornbill posed for
me for quite a while.


Luckily most salient features are visible. The black and white
markings around the eyes as well as the white dots on the head.
The head pattern makes it so identifiable since it is the only
Thornbill sporting polka-dots.



All photos enlarge for closer inspection.

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31 comments:

  1. What a blue sky.
    It's nice to be reminded.

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  2. Yes, lovely blue sky! And I do love your little Yellow-Rumped Thronbill! I love his name, too! Terrific captures as always, Arija!

    Sylvia

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  3. Good capture ~ he's just so very pretty.

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  4. Was it the Thorn birds movie? They the same birds?

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  5. I like the polka dots on them. Nice captures.

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  6. I find all birds hard to photograph, especially ground feeders. These turned out great with the blue sky background. The black and white eye stripe reminds me of our White-crowned sparrow.

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  7. Polka dot bird....love it! lol
    He certainly posed well for you.

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  8. Almost looks like our nuthatches. Nice photos.

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  9. Lovely photos! It makes a huge difference when you have sunshine and blue skies. A gray sky just seems to wash everything out.

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  10. These are really beautiful captures...the sky looks so beautiful!

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  11. Great photos of a lovely little bird. That's one I have yet to photograph.

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  12. WBW is all atwitter! LOL
    Clicked up to the larger size the third dimension in these wonderful pictures really jumps out. Gotta love that 300mm. Yellow Rumped Thornbill, who knew?

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  13. Great Capture!! Nice Polka dots!

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  14. I am so impressed you toting a 300mm lens around. How much does the combo weigh?

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  15. a lovely little bird, wonderful captures!

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  16. This is a cute little fellow, and I really love the dots on the head. Don't you just love it when these birds cooperate. Love the blue sky too. We are even getting some too but it's still way too cold.
    Take Care♥
    B

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  17. I like your bird pictures. Good you captured them clearly and with nice backdrops.
    I wish I could also shoot them up close but my camera zoom is not powerful enough to do it.

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  18. Nice capture of a lovely bird, Arija. Regarding downloading my photos, I feel honored, if they bring some pleasure. I hope you'll feel the cold snow, the icy water and the freezing air when you look at the snowed-in farm!

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  19. Lovely little bird very well captured.

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    Hugs from Portugal! :D

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  21. A lovely species who was obviously happy to pose for you.

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  22. The thornbill was a good capture. Particularly with the bright blue sky. I guess I really notice since we have had very little blue sky around here in West Virginia.
    nellie

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  23. A beautiful little bird,thanks for sharing your lovely photography,your site is amazing,phylliso

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  24. Hi - normally only see these little birds as they take flight.

    HAve not had the chance to photograph them as yet! One day!

    Nice pictures

    Stewart M

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  26. well! they're certainly cute little fellows! Glad he sat still for you ! :)

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  27. A bird with a polka-dot head! Will wonders never cease! Sending you love and hugs from the snowy and cold northeast USA!

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  28. He's a cute little bird...I like that second shot. I would love to really see all the birds of other countries. All so new and different from mine!

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  29. What a sweet little bird! Nice captures!

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