Golden-headed cisticola

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Golden-headed cisticola

Overnight rain with overcast and extremely humid conditions led me to Eagelby wetlands mid-afternoon, a time I would normally not bother going. The air was not too bad but the humidity was stifling. The birds seemed to like the conditions and was lucky enough to take these Golden-headed cisticolas a mature bird and a juvenile.

sue818
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Lovely shots

Sue

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Lovely little birds, one of my favourites .... beautiful photos.

HelloBirdy
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Nice find

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

laza
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Great shots especially that third one

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maxhr
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whoa, great shots, - those birds are tiny and never stop still for long.

Devster
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Great shots alcatraz. I love these little guys. I still get their calls confused with the Tawny Grassbird as they are both often in the same patch. Love the colours on the Juvi, very cute

2xmaddoc
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I have trouble distinguishing these guys from tawny grass birds.

Michael, Beenleigh Qld

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alcatraz
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2xmaddoc wrote:

I have trouble distinguishing these guys from tawny grass birds.

Hi Michael, Think the grass birds have more of a spikey hairdo and are slightly larger. For me the stripes on the Cisticola are the real identifier. Sounds like you are close to me at Mt Warren Park ? Cheers, Murray

2xmaddoc
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Thanks for that. Yes, I'm in Beenleigh. I photograph birds in Doug Larsen Park. All the best.

Michael, Beenleigh Qld

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alcatraz
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2xmaddoc wrote:

Thanks for that. Yes, I'm in Beenleigh. I photograph birds in Doug Larsen Park. All the best.

I think you told me about Doug Larsen park. Great spot! Cheers

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Lovely shots alcatraz, very pretty little birds. Managed to get a few shots myself on the weekend of a couple of adults feeding their young.

Brian

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brian63 wrote:

Lovely shots alcatraz, very pretty little birds. Managed to get a few shots myself on the weekend of a couple of adults feeding their young.

Brian

Thanks mate. Lovely little birds. Look forward to seeing your shots!

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alcatraz wrote:
2xmaddoc wrote:

I have trouble distinguishing these guys from tawny grass birds.

Hi Michael, Think the grass birds have more of a spikey hairdo and are slightly larger. For me the stripes on the Cisticola are the real identifier. Sounds like you are close to me at Mt Warren Park ? Cheers, Murray

The tail on the GHC is shorter as well whereas the TGB has a long tail.

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