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Bird Log 22nd July 2008

Today I went to the Glenrock Nature Reserve at about 9am. The weather was sunny and the wind was coming from the West North West at about ten knots. Here is a list of the birds that I saw:

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

yellow-faced honeyeater
Camera settings were : 1/640 second, f/5.6, ISO800 with a 400 mm lens. The camera was a Canon 40D.

The Yellow-faced Honeyeater has a scientific name of Lichenostomus chrysops. The yellow-faced honeyeater has a distinctive black-bordered yellow stripe on the face with a narrow white plume on the side of the neck. The underside is an off-white colour. The size is from about 15 to 17 centimeters. They feed in trees and bark. They live in open forests, woodlands, heaths, and gardens.

Grey Butcherbird

grey butcherbird
Camera settings were : 1/1600 second, f/5.6, ISO800 with a 400 mm lens.

The Grey Butcherbird has a scientific name of Cracticus torquatus. It has a strong hooked bill with a black head and a dark grey back. The size is 28 to 32 centimetres. The habitat of the grey butcherbird is open forest, woodland, mallee, and urban areas and farmland. The butcherbird has a very melodious whistle.