Microeca fascinans

The Jacky Winter Microeca fascinans.

Their generic name is derived from the Greek micros, small, and oikos, house – in reference to the tiny shallow nests built by the adults. The specific epithet is from the Latin fascinare, to bewitch. A suitably beautiful derivation for an enchanting woodland bird.

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Jacky Winter, Green Gully, 17th February, 2017

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2 responses to “Microeca fascinans

  1. A lovely photo essay of a bird that is little seen in my area of South Gippsland these days thank you Geoff.

  2. They are one of my most loved birds, and very easy to work with for photography.
    They used to be called in the early part of 20thC, “The Lesser Fascinating Bird”. I think the Restless Flycatcher was the “Fascinating Bird”, but I’m not sure.
    A fine series,
    We photographed one at nest at Rise and Shine in October.

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