OK, not a bird, but flies.

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Subject: OK, not a bird, but flies.
From: "Steve Holliday" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 10:45:58 +1100

Nice photos Margaret


This is a drone fly of the family Syrphidae, the same family as hoverflies. They are nectar feeders. Probably a species of genus Eristalinus. Amazing looking eyes!


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From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Wednesday, 8 December 2010 10:19 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] OK, not a bird, but flies.


Can anyone ID this fly for me?  I have looked at European wasp pictures on the internet, and I have satisfied myself it is not a EW.  Taken at JWNR just before the rain started.

Many thanks

Margaret Leggoe

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