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The Australian Owlet-nightjar is the smallest of the nocturnal birds found in Australia, as well as the most common and widespread. However, this is the first time my husband and I had ever seen one... in fact, we did not know they existed! Just amazing to see one out in the day like this. It is also, without a doubt, the cutest bird I've ever seen. It was only really small - I think the head and body (without tail) wouldn't have been more than about 15cm. The third photo in this series was taken by my husband Nathan (NathBig).
Spotted on Sep 21, 2013
Submitted on Sep 26, 2013
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