Mwekalhampe (pronounced Mook-a-lumber) is the Aboriginal name for this native bird, the Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae).

This was taken at the Alice Springs Desert Park, NT, Australia.


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Photographer, graphic designer, campaigner & anti-coal activist. Studying Design/Visual Communication at the University of Technology. I live in the Blue Mountains, study in Sydney and love to travel (sustainably).

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  • Faith Hunter
    Faith Hunteralmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous clarity and great DOF works really well. The colours are great too. And the light.

  • Thank you!

    – Erland Howden

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...almost 6 years ago

    Terrific sharpness & detail! Even some catchlight in the eye! Well captured, Erland!

  • Thank you, the light in the eye does make a big difference compared to the shots that didn’t capture that.

    – Erland Howden

  • Wildwings
    Wildwingsalmost 6 years ago

    Exquisite bird. I had never seen one of those birds before. Beautiful. Love the clarity of details. This goes immediately into my collection of favorites. I hope that you enjoy viewing my portfolio as much as I enjoyed viewing yours.

  • Thanks Wildwings, I really appreciate your enthusiasm and feedback!

    – Erland Howden

  • danita clark
    danita clarkover 4 years ago

    Perfect image clarity and colours

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