Terry Watts (sirterrywatts) wrote,
Terry Watts

Chiming Wedgebill - Psophodes occidentalis

Sometimes referred to as a chiming whip-bird, these birds are not very well known. They make nests in the smaller shrubs around the woodland and usually like to live as a small community. They have a complex system of calls and also alarms, which is why they are probably known as a chiming,  or whipping bird.

Matching this little bird's musical ability is the hairdo. Quite unusually a mohawk, for a small bird. Quite unassuming and grey in nature both male and female birds live together and there is not much difference between them.

Captured perfectly below is the shape of the bird's beak. I am happy that I spent the time today to photograph the bird in general. They were hanging around a chicken hutch today stealing food. Hence why the background is a bit square and hatching, with the wire in the background. Either way, the detail in the feathers is amazing.

Tags: australian birds, chiming wedgebill - psophodes occidental, photography
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June 12 2018, 08:10:37 UTC 2 years ago

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You are quite right about the feather detail, it's so vivid in your photograph. And the guy's toupee becomes him well.