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Posted by gregc on Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:34 am

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This is the pose of the Victoria's Riflebird (Lophorina victoriae) Ptiloris victoriae when making his loud calls in the mating season. The yellow inside the mouth is the most obvious, but he also fluffs up the green feathers on the lower abdomen. He doesn't fan the wings when calling, but if the female appears and he claps the wings he will open the bill fully while pointing upwards. This is a different individual to the one I posted yesterday, this one was relatively close to a 4WD track, but this display perch came down in the last wet season, so the other one is a 2km walk with the gear... Easy to hear, not to photograph.

ISO2000, 560mm, f8, 1/30, 1xstrobe, by Canon.

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by david fletcher on Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:38 pm
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Another fine image Greg. Great calling pose although a little dim on my monitor..
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:05 pm
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Another fascinating view of this amazing species, Greg. The extent to which they can open that 'gape' is quite mind boggling! Great image.

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by Cindy Marple on Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:20 pm
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Impressive! That yellow gape is like a spot of sunshine beckoning the female. It is a bit dark, but I suppose their environment truly is that dark.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:10 am
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Great calling pose. I don't remember seeing an image of this species, thanks for sharing!
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by Todd Bauer on Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:15 pm
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Bet that your heart was beating out of your chest when he finally opened his mouth and you released the shutter. Very cool.
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by himadri roy on Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:43 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Another fascinating view of this amazing species, Greg.  The extent to which they can open that 'gape' is quite mind boggling!  Great image.

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