southern whiteface

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I’m a big fan of the little birds and this is the opposite end of the spectrum to the emu of the last post. Whitefaces inhabit dry areas of southern and central Australia and I captured this one in the hills east of Port Augusta in South Australia while free camping on a cattle property. The Southern Whiteface is a mere 10 cm, rather plain with grey underparts and flanks, but that cute slash of white across the face sparks them up. This little guy was atop a large succulent that was covered in these long red blooms.


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