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Steve Randall

MInto, Australia

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1010 VIEWS as at 27 Feb 2014

This bird had a partner on the opposite side of the breakwater and they seemed to be talking to each other. The magic of the moment is to capture the bird in a conversational pose and mouth wide open as if it were gossiping.

Capture of Male Australiasian Darter on the breakwater near the Nelson Bay Marina, NSW. The Australasian Darter or Australian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) is a species of bird in the darter family, Anhingidae. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. It weighs around 2.6 kg, spans 85–90 cm in length, and has a lifespan of up to 15 years.2
It is closely related to American (Anhinga anhinga), African (Anhinga rufa), and Oriental (Anhinga melanogster) Darters.
Typical habitat is freshwater or brackish wetlands more than 0.5m deep with fallen trees or logs and vegetated banks; less commonly, Darters are found in sheltered saltwater or estuarine environments.

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Nikon D600
Nikkor 70-300mm
Focal Length 230mm
f8, 1/1000, ISO 800

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