|Female Austral Negrito Lessonia rufa bathing, El Calafate, Argentina.|
She isn't here to cool down - this is ice-melt water from glaciers, and the air temperature is definitely single-digit!
|European Blackbird Turdus merula (above and below), Melbourne.|
|Red-rumped Parrots Psephotus haematonotus, Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales.|
|Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca, Darwin.|
|Golden Whistler male Pachycephala pectoralis, Canberra.|
|Magellanic Penguins Spheniscus magellanicus, Strait of Magellan.|
|Double-barred Finches Taeniopygia bichenovii and Chestnut-breasted Mannikins Lonchura castaneothorax, Darwin.|
|Silver-crowned Friarbird Philemon argenticeps, Darwin.|
Here the head is thrown back and the wings are arched to form a bowl to hold water on the back.
(Below is the bird afterwards, so you have some idea as what it actually looks like!)
|Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus, Canberra (our yard in fact), fully submerged.|
|Dusky Honeyeater Myzomela obscura, Darwin.|
|Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala, Canberra.|
|Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita, Canberra. Hanging from eucalypt foliage to expose its breast to the rain. This is also known as leaf-bathing, as water shaken from the wet leaves is also utilised.|
|African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana, Okavango Delta, Botswana.|
And OK, it's not actually in water, but it's just left it!
|House Sparrow Passer domesticus, Isla de Chiloe, Chile, dust-bathing. Plenty of water is available here.|