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The Australian Red Wattlebird, also known as the “barking bird” has a beautiful, rounded, baritone voice and a beautiful, streamlined body – this is one that more-or-less permanently lives in my front yard.
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Photographer and freelance photojournalist in Melbourne, Australia.
cool bird and great shot!
Thanks dedmanshootn. I really love this bird: most folks get uppity because they have incredibly loud voices and they aren’t shy to vocalise, but I find the sound magnificent. They are also fairly large birds, so great to observe. I was sitting on the porch with a 100-400mm lens a few months ago when this one stepped closer for a better look.