Female Regent Bowerbird

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dougt
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Female Regent Bowerbird

This female Regent Bowerbird wandering around a picnic area in Dorrigo National Park.  When I approached her to take a shot she squats down with her wings out and plays "injured."

After a few minutes of that she very slowly rolled her head over on to one shoulder and shut her eyes,  playing dead.   Awwww, poor little bird.

oconnore51
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Amazing, great photo.

elizabeth

HelloBirdy
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Is it not a Bassian Thrush?

Ryu
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maxhr
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was the bird injured? I have seen birds do that while having a dust bath.

or playing injured /dead when they have young nearby

dougt
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HelloBirdy wrote:

Is it not a Bassian Thrush?

Yes you are right.  I had the folders with the regents in the thrush folder and the thrushes in the regents folders. duh!

Doug.

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maxhr wrote:

No the bird was palying injured or dead because I was very close to it when I took the photo.

Doug.

was the bird injured? I have seen birds do that while having a dust bath.

or playing injured /dead when they have young nearby

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