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The Brolga is a large grey crane, with a featherless red head and grey crown. The legs are grey and there is a black dewlap under the chin. Females are shorter than males. The energetic dance performed by the Brolga is a spectacular sight. Displays may be given at any time of the year and by birds of any age.
The Brolga is one of Australia’s two crane species, and is known for its spectacular dance displays by both sexes during breeding season.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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brolga, grus rubicunda, crane, australian, waterbird, wetlands

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Superb work love it.

  • Many thanks Julie!

    – byronbackyard

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simpleover 2 years ago

    Hi Deb, You got me this time. Never picked this as one of yours. No talons. Brolga’s are hard to photograph and when you do get close enough they seem to be a colour that the camera doesn’t like. Hard to get good detail.

  • I agree, hard to get the detail on the face!

    – byronbackyard

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 2 years ago

    great capture Deb :))

  • Many thanks Trish, it shows up every now and then at the wetlands!

    – byronbackyard

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 2 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends group (clickable banner)

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  • Many thanks Cee, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Byron

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

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