Too trusting

Young birds tend to be much less wary than their wily and experienced parents. As a consequence the survival rate of nestlings and fledglings is rarely high.

These young Brown Treecreepers have been out of the nest for some time now, assuming almost adult-like plumage, the pale gape gives them away as juveniles. I spotted them feeding on a large, fallen log on Mia Mia Road last evening – two of the juveniles were inquisitive and came to investigate my ‘pishing’ calls as I stood quietly close by.

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Juvenile Brown Treecreeper, Mia Mia Road, 17th January 2016.

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