Metallic Starlng


Posted by gregc on Sat Jan 14, 2023 8:26 pm

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Metallic Starling (Aplonis metallica) are breeding in noisy colonies near the coast in tropical northern Queensland. They only use selected trees, but come back to the same ones year after year. After breeding most migrate to New Guinea, although it seems some are now overwintering in coastal lowlands in places such as Cairns.

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by Karl Egressy on Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:40 pm
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Good looking bird with metallic body and red eyes. Excellent image.
 

by paul fletcher on Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:43 pm
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Very nice image, Greg, with an informative text, as well. The orange iris and the light on the centre of the breast, really set the image off, to me.
 

by david fletcher on Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:51 am
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A great deal to like and enjoy with this image Greg.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:37 pm
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Superb shot Greg! The exquisite detail, pose, colours and iridescence are amazing! Thanks for the interesting facts too.

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by peter makuch on Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:30 pm
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nicely done on the exposure on this starling, on all the dark colours.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:04 am
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Great-looking starling species, Greg. I don't remember seeing an image of it, thanks for sharing.
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by Dan Kearl on Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:12 pm
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Awesome color and pose. Great BG, very nice image!
 

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