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New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)

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The New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) is a honeyeater species found throughout southern Australia. It was among the first birds to be scientifically described in Australia, and was initially named Certhia novaehollandiae (Latham 1781, 1790; for a general discussion, see Calaby 1999). It is around eighteen centimetres long and is mainly black, with a white iris, white facial tufts and yellow margins on its wing and tail feathers. It is a very active bird and rarely sits long enough to give an extended view. When danger approaches a New Holland Honeyeater, such as a bird of prey, a group of Honeyeaters will form together and give a warning call. Sexes are similar in looks with the exception that females are, on average, slightly smaller. Young Honeyeaters

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Nov 2012 - 4:37 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
Username:wildlifephotographer wildlifephotographer
Uploaded:7 Jul 2013 - 10:46 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 - 11:12 AM

Another excellent shot, Gordon.
Tony

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114506 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 11:14 AM

Excellent capture and a good narrative, it's always nice to read about what we're looking at especially if the species is unfamiliar.

Ade

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 - 11:26 AM

Beauty....

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 1:26 PM

A lovely little bird. Very well captured.......Sandy

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tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 1:49 PM

Pin sharp Gordon

Love the eye

Adrian

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brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 4:08 PM

Detailed image so well captured
Regards Brian

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