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Australasian Figbird

Sphecotheres vieilloti)

Description:

curious to know which bird.Honey eater?Bower bird ? or Wattle bird?

Habitat:

Banks of Brisbane river,Brisbane. 27°28'4.58"S, 153°1'41.12"E


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15 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

We're all good :-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

It looks like you don't have the right coordinates for this one Hema. I'll move the pin to the Wheel of Brisbane for you. Thanks for checking your itinerary!

Hema
Hema 6 months ago

There you go!!BRIBANE,finally

Hema
Hema 6 months ago

Daniele,I checked my itinery and it says the banks of the Brisbane river in Brisbane.This is where we saw the Wheel of Brisbane.For this spotting I punched int he coordinates of Brisbane.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

That's great Hema! So this was not along the Brisbane river then?

Hema
Hema 6 months ago

Thanks so much ,Trigg and Daniele. Looks like it is working out for me .I am punching in the coordinates and the map is displaying them correctly.

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 months ago

Hi Hema. I think I am right in saying that your camera doesn't have GPS in it's own right but is wifi capable and you can get the image tagged with a GPS reading from your phone ( if your phone has GPS function and is wifi comparable as well) I hope this helps.

Hema
Hema 6 months ago

@Daniel,I use a Cannon SX600HS.I bought it 2 yrs ago after my Panasonic Lumix ,half died.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

Hi Hema! Many modern cameras have a built-in a GPS. Which Cannon model are you using? If the GPS is turned on your image files will have location data embedded in them which are read when your upload images to PN. My guess is that it's probably not the case for the model you use.

Hema
Hema 6 months ago

This was seen in Brisbane.I use a Cannon.Does a camera also have a GPS setting? If they do then mine was probably not turned on.I was under the impression that only cell phones have a GPS

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

Thanks Hema! The Brisbane River is actually over 200 miles long. I guess from your comment this was in Brisbane itself? If you have trouble adjusting the pin, you could enter coordinates instead if you have them. Does your camera have a GPS, and was it turned on? You can also provide a locality name in your notes. Just let us know how we can help you further in providing more accurate locations for your Australian spottings. You may find it's easier to adjust the pin if you zoom out of the location of interest first and then zoom back further in.

Hema
Hema 6 months ago

Hi Daniele,to be more accurate it was the banks of the Brisbane river.Since Neil lives in Brisbane ,he might be familiar with the area.I lack the finesse to fine tune the map.Will try and keep trying.Triggs I agree it is Mrs Fig bird..i have a picture of males and females sitting on wires and I will post that later.Thanks all.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

Great capture Hema! I agree with Neil's suggestion. I'm curious as to near which lake you spotted it as the pin on your map is nor near any lake.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 months ago

Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres vieilloti). You're spot on, Rob. Well done. I rarely see these birds in Brisbane, although I know they are around.

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 months ago

I think this is a female figbird. Strong markings on the breast and dark bill. You are correct about the wattlebird Neil, they have a lot finer breast markings. Hope this helps.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 months ago

Hema, I think this is a wattlebird, but I don't recognise the heavier (or bolder) breast feathers on this spotting. The one I'm familiar with is the red wattlebird, but it has much finer breast feathers.

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Lat: -27.48, Long: 153.02

Spotted on Apr 23, 2019
Submitted on Apr 23, 2019

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