Bird of the Week Challenge: 15th August - camoflague

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Holly
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 15th August - camoflague

Fabulous shots last week all! I hope you all enjoyed the Olympics theme.

This week the theme is 'camoflague' so I will leave that open to interpretation

 

 

brian63
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Tawny Frogmouth nestled on a pine tree branch.

Devster
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This Snipe blends in perfectly with his surroundings. So much so, it took me over two weeks searching 3 times a day to finally get a photo before he flushed out even though I new he was there.

ungb
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A Bassian Thrush when disturbed would often run a short distance and then freeze, relying for defence on the camouflage of its mottled plumage against the leaf-litter of the forest floor.

oconnore51
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Maybe not the camouflage that this Superb Fairy Wren was designed for but still, it works.

024 by Ann Connor, on Flickr

elizabeth

Devster
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These Logrunners blend into the forrest floor very well.

ungb
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The olive green plumage of the Bell Miners blend into the surrounding leaves making them hard to spot.

Devster
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When these guys lay down like this on the right ground cover have great camofularge. Not so much on the green grass.

WhistlingDuck

Sorry its not much of a photo as these red capped plovers dont stand out from the background

Rick N
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Sort of blending in.

WhistlingDuck

These Pacific Golden Plovers wont get noticed amongst the oyster covered rocks

Rick N
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That's a beauty WD. Yet to see these birds.

Rick N
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Chestnut Teal with surprisingly good camoflague. I almost trod on them :-)

HelloBirdy
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WD: I saw 2 red-capped plovers and was like "Thats not great comoflourge". And then I noticed another...and another...and another...and was like woah...and then looked again and realised there were more!

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

ungb
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The Eastern Whipbird is quite inconspicuos but for its distinctive white cheek patch and whip-crack call.

WhistlingDuck

Thanks Rick 

HelloBirdy ... yes they are very obvious scuttling around on the sand, but when still amongst those pebbles and shells they really blend in.

WhistlingDuck

Double Banded Plovers have a colour scheme matching the rocks here

Rick N
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As long as you keep your head down you'll be ok.

Reflex
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You wouldn'think a bird with some Turquoise in it's feathers would be camoflagued at all but it's quite surprising how well they actually blend in with the environment they live in.

Samford Valley Qld.

oconnore51
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Some King Parrots were fighting with this bird over the hollow I think, and it took me a while to see the Galah, against the grey of the tree trunk.

032 by Ann Connor, on Flickr

elizabeth

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Not too sure if the tail of a male Superb Lyrebird offers good camouflage among the ferns.

davethewonder
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I was busy trying to watch a Brown Treecreeper make its way up into the tree when I noticed this little bird sitting in the branches. It didn't move once, didn't call at all and kinda blended in to the rest of the branches. Turns out it was a Brown Headed Honeyeater, one of the few I've seen. 

Dave, Sydney. 

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