Eastern Spinebill strange(?) behaviour

Subject: Eastern Spinebill strange(?) behaviour
From: "Paul T." <>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2008 10:53:52 +1100
Howdy All,

While at work the other day at the ANBG I came across an Eastern Spinebill behaving somewhat unusually (well to my eye at least). I have them in my own garden but have never seen them sitting on the ground sunning themselves, or at least that was how it appeared. This bird kept returning to the same place, which is why I could get a photo with my standard little camera. It would sort of nestle itself down into the leaves on the path then spread it's wings out, always within a foot of the same place. I don't know whether it was sunning itself or whether it was trying to kill off lice or something? I guess a lot of readers will have seen it before but it was something new to me and I thought that some might enjoy hearing about it and seeing some rather pathetic pictures of it. <grin>

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.


Paul T.
Higgins, ACT 



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