The lesser lights of the Mia Mia

After chasing some of the cryptic and rare species along Mia Mia Track in recent days I thought the ‘lesser lights’ deserved a chance to shine.

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Mia Mia Track, 8th April 2017

Brown Thornbill

Buff-rumped Thornbill

Female Scarlet Robin

Male Scarlet Robin

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Varied Sittella

Female Superb Fairy-wren

Footnote: The rare and cryptic include – Red-capped Robin, Chestnut-rumped Hylacola, Speckled Warbler, Hooded Robin, Crested Bellbird and Spotted Quail-thrush.

3 responses to “The lesser lights of the Mia Mia

  1. Thanks Geoff for these lovely photos of the lesser lights, the greater lights wouldn’t shine so brightly without them, our morning sparrows always give us just as much delight as the all the other birds.

  2. Great shot of the Brown Thornbill, showing the identifying features very clearly – buff scallops on head, large red eyes and blackish streaks on throat and breast. Sometimes a front-on photo is better for identification than a profile shot.

  3. Really enjoy looking and then relooking again at your wonderful pics of our feathered friends ..Regards linda

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