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coracina novaehollandiae

  1. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  2. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  3. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  4. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes

    a pair of immature Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes, and a Spotted Bowerbird
  5. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  6. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  7. A different cuckoo

    A different cuckoo

    So my last day with Hans and Judy and my final day in Queensland. An early start back to Bribie Island, as H&J hadn't been there for some years and it was near the airport. I sure didn't mind re-visiting this lovely place. First bird to show himself was a pretty Black-faced Cuckooshrike (he...
  8. Distinguished

    Distinguished

    Don't you think these Black-faced Cuckooshrikes have a distinguished look about them? Lovely looking birds these.
  9. Thirsty lad

    Thirsty lad

    A Black-faced Cuckooshrike came in for a drink. Everything was very thirsty over these days in the extreme heat for springtime. Did I tell you it was hot - even for the outback? High 30's low 40's when I was there in October!!
  10. Neither one nor the other

    Neither one nor the other

    Cuckoo or Shrike? LOL Fortunately, these guys are generally easy to spot, as they seem to like perching on exposed branches. Unfortunately the light was a bit from the wrong way, casting a dark shadow over his face. Beautiful birds though, in their black and silver plumage (nicer than black...
  11. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    These birds are widespread and can be found throughout Australia where the habitat is suitable. Although they will perch on bare branches, they seem to prefer to be high up. I was happy to get this fellow at eye level.
  12. Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike (imm)

    Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike (imm)

  13. Wing shuffler

    Wing shuffler

    Oh! Think I've used that description for them before... but that's what they do when they land on a perch. The following day I was off on my travels again, so we headed off early in order that we could have some time on Bribie Island where Ken had taken me 3 weeks before. Hans and Judy hadn't...
  14. Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike

  15. Black and silver

    Black and silver

    They are such attractive birds these I think, very neat guys. Generally I saw cuckooshrikes up on a branch or telegraph wire, so it was great to find this one on the ground for a change.
  16. Wing shuffler

    Wing shuffler

    These rather 'shrike-like' birds have a habit of sort of shuffling their wings around when they land. They're very attractive I think.
  17. Neither one nor the other

    Neither one nor the other

    .... so not a cuckoo nor a shrike, but visually bear similarities to both species I suppose. They are a lovely looking species that seem to like exposed perches, making them easy to spot when you've got your eye in. We'd come out into a less dense area of trees when he was spotted. Not the...
  18. Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike

    One of those serendipitous moments - you point the camera at the bird and it raises its wings and poses!
  19. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    These birds are normally high up out of reach, but this one saw a moth and came down towards me, to my delight!
  20. Black-faced Cuckooshrike

    Black-faced Cuckooshrike

    Evening sun and fill flash, I don't know why blue is so saturated. Thanks for identification Joe and Gavin.
  21. 'Old one!'

    'Old one!'

    An immature bird. Because the weather wasn't that good today I decided to rearrange my folders and sort out some pics when I came across this fellow!! When I had taken it I thought that it was the Black_Faced Cuckoo Shrike that usually hangs around down the creek but then noticed that the face...
  22. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

    Also called blue jay, grey jay, cherry hawk, shufflewing, summerbird. Familiar; blue-grey with jet-black face/throat; underparts white, washed grey; tail broadly margined black, tiped white. Race subpallidus (coastal c. Western Australia): very pale grey, white below. Immature: smutty black...
  23. Black-faced Cuckooshrike

    Black-faced Cuckooshrike

    This bird was one of three that were harrassing the Brown Falcon in the back paddock and then continued up the creek when she went and hid herself in one of the trees!
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