Sex and death in the wattles

by Patrick Kavanagh

The wattles in our front yard abound with tiny beetles feeding and mating. And providing food for a multitude of insectivorous birds like the Striated Thornbill Acanthiza lineata and Silvereye Zosterops lateralis.

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Beetles mating amongst wattle flowers, Strangways, 14th September 2014.


Silvereye on Golden Wattle.

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Some acrobatics from a Striated Thornbill.


One response to “Sex and death in the wattles

  1. Stunning pictures! Love the silvereye…. colours are beautiful.

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