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Flame Robin 0439 by DPasschier
Flame Robin 0439

The flame robin (Petroica phoenicea) is a small passerine bird native to Australia. It is a moderately common resident of the coolest parts of south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Like the other two red-breasted Petroica robins—the scarlet robin and the red-capped robin—it is often simply called the robin redbreast. Like many brightly coloured robins of the Petroicidae, it is sexually dimorphic. Measuring 12–14 cm (4.7–5.5 in) long, the flame robin has dark brown eyes and a small thin black bill. The male has a brilliant orange-red chest and throat, and a white patch on the forehead above the bill. Its upper parts are iron-grey with white bars, and its tail black with white tips. The female is a nondescript grey-brown. Its song has been described as the most musical of its genus.

The position of the flame robin and its Australian relatives on the passerine family tree is unclear; the Petroicidae are not closely related to either the European or American robins but appear to be an early offshoot of the Passerida group of songbirds. The flame robin is predominantly insectivorous, pouncing on prey from a perch in a tree, or foraging on the ground. A territorial bird, the flame robin employs song and plumage displays to mark out and defend its territory. Classified by BirdLife International as Near Threatened, the species has suffered a marked decline in the past 25 years.


Taken while camping in the Snowy Mountains.


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Wren (molting) 2017.3 by DPasschier
Wren (molting) 2017.3
The superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus), also known as the superb blue-wren or colloquially as the blue wren, is a passerine bird of the family Maluridae, common and familiar across southeastern Australia. The species is sedentary and territorial, also exhibiting a high degree of sexual dimorphism; the male in breeding plumage has a striking bright blue forehead, ear coverts, mantle, and tail, with a black mask and black or dark blue throat. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour; this gave the early impression that males were polygamous, as all dull-coloured birds were taken for females. Six subspecies groups are recognized: three larger and darker forms from Tasmania, Flinders and King Island respectively, and three smaller and paler forms from mainland Australia and Kangaroo Island.

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White Rinoceros.9028 by DPasschier
White Rinoceros.9028
The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the largest extant species of rhinoceros. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species. The white rhinoceros is considered to consist of two subspecies: the southern white rhinoceros, with an estimated 20,000 wild-living animals as of 2015,[3] and the much rarer northern white rhinoceros. The northern subspecies has very few remaining, with only three confirmed individuals left (two females and one male), all in captivity.[3]

The white rhinoceros is the largest of the five species of rhinoceros and the world's largest land mammal after the three species of elephant. It weighs slightly more on average than a hippopotamus despite a considerable mass overlap between these two species.[18] It has a massive body and large head, a short neck and broad chest. The head and body length is 3.7 to 4 m (12.1 to 13.1 ft) in males and 3.4 to 3.65 m (11.2 to 12.0 ft) in females, with the tail adding another 70 cm (28 in) and the shoulder height is 170 to 186 cm (5.58 to 6.10 ft) in the male and 160 to 177 cm (5.25 to 5.81 ft) in the female.[19] The male, averaging about 2,300 kg (5,100 lb) is heavier than the female, at an average of about 1,700 kg (3,700 lb).[19] The largest size the species can attain is not definitively known, specimens of up to 3,600 kg (7,900 lb) are considered reliable, while larger sizes have been claimed but are not verified.[20][21][22] On its snout it has two horn-like growths, one behind the other. These are made of solid keratin, in which they differ from the horns of bovids (cattle and their relatives), which are keratin with a bony core, and deer antlers, which are solid bone. The front horn is larger and averages 60 cm (24 in) in length, reaching as much as 150 cm (59 in) but only in females.[23] The white rhinoceros also has a noticeable hump on the back of its neck. Each of the four stumpy feet has three toes. The color of the body ranges from yellowish brown to slate grey. Its only hair is the ear fringes and tail bristles. White rhinos have a distinctive broad, straight mouth which is used for grazing. Its ears can move independently to pick up sounds but it depends most of all on smell. The olfactory passages which are responsible for smell are larger than their entire brain. The white rhinoceros has the widest set nostrils of any land based animal.



The photo was taken at Singapore Zoo.


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Olive-backed Female Sunbird .0227 by DPasschier
Olive-backed Female Sunbird .0227
The olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis), also known as the yellow-bellied sunbird, is a species of sunbird found from Southern Asia to Australia.

The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Their flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

The olive-backed sunbird is common across southern China to the Philippines and Malaysia down to northeast Australia. They are small songbirds, at most 12 cm long. In most subspecies, the underparts of both male and female are bright yellow, the backs are a dull brown colour. The forehead, throat and upper breast of the adult male is a dark, metallic blue-black. In the Philippines the males of some subspecies have an orange band on the chest,[1] in Wallacea and northern New Guinea some subspecies have most of the underparts blackish, and in southern China and adjacent parts of Vietnam most of the underparts of the male are greyish-white.


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Anyone else like to photograph birds? I thought it would be fun if we could share some bird photos!

Could we keep a limit of 4 photos each thank you.

here's some of mine.

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Sacred Kingfisher 0628c by DPasschier  Wren 0515 by DPasschier  Red Wattlebird.7034 by DPasschier     Olive-Backed Sunbird.0140 by DPasschier  

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               Blue Horizon by DPasschier Point Of View by DPasschier Cold Steel by DPasschier
               Crossing by DPasschier Parked by DPasschier Mudcake 2 by DPasschier
               Shearing Shed by DPasschier 8:00.pm by DPasschier I See Red by DPasschier Event Horizon by DPasschier
                   Tess by DPasschierCorner Stone by DPasschierBalance by DPasschierWatch Your Step by DPasschier              
                Woman by DPasschier The Early Bird Gets... by DPasschier Woman 3 by DPasschier
                 Bloodsports 2 by DPasschier Strattons Hotel by DPasschier Bloodsports 1 by DPasschier

               Blue Wren by DPasschier





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                Agent Smith by Tbopi What is zis? by Tbopi Arcanine by Tbopi
                Donald Duck in MS Paint by Tbopi Large Body Heartless by Tbopi Donald Duck in MS Paint 4 by Tbopi





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Sleepy heads by TPBug Cooper by TPBug Its a pony by TPBug                         
  Bloom by TPBug

                               

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Sid Napping by Elfedward Goose by Elfedward
Evil Queen 8 v.2 by Elfedward Soft Petals by Elfedward Tile Roof by Elfedward
  








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Gimme Coffee by Sadiya ::Insomniac Stamp:: by Sora05 Addicted To Music - Stamp by JWiesner Nikon by Krolikus Dpasschier Stamp by rhin-sowilo Electronic Dance Music stamp by TheBourgyman Stamp.01 by SydneySyders I Love The Rain by WearwolfaaArt Is My Life stamp by Birthstone
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Your work is ready to view in my feature the Darkness and the light ☺
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Bouquet by KmyGraphic Hello and Welcome to our group :iconeyecatchart:
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DPasschier Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Thank you :)
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Embrace kiss fella (Love) by Ehsartem 
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Hi, Hi!

Welcome to MyLovelyPet, a home to domestic and wild animals. We always have lots going on, from contests, to monthly themes - there is surely something for everyone! Looking forward to seeing your work in our galleries, and your ideas in our notes! 

If you have any suggestions, or questions, please feel free to contact 
Andorada, Michelle, or Eve.

Have fun!(Enjoy!) 
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Thanks team :hug:
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You're so very welcome!:hug:
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Thanks for the Llama! ^^
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Hi there! :wave:

I'm just leaving this comment to welcome you to the AnimalsPlantsNature group. Thanks for joining :aww: We hope you find the group helpful and enjoy the artwork that other nature photographers share with us.

Our submission guidelines are located directly on the front page. Be on the lookout for our group blogs which include features, contest announcements, and APN news from around DeviantArt and the internet!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us by sending a note directly to the group.

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Thanks Jen
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