Saturday, September 20, 2014

Falco subniger

Black Falcon

Falco subniger

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

A wonderfully dramatic encounter with a Black Falcon. I like the tree it was on! The other bird is a Pied Butcherbird.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fasciatus by Name

Brown Goshawk

Accipiter fasciatus

Murphys Creek, Queensland, Australia

"Fasciatus" refers to the fine banded markings on the goshawk's underside.

I think this is a young adult male.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Gatton Campus, USQ, Queensland, Australia

Yellow-rumped Thronbills are incredibly cute, tiny little birds.