|Radjah Shelduck Tadorna radjah, south of Darwin.|
This gorgeous tropical shelduck of northern Australia, New Guinea and some nearby islands I think
well illustrates why I'm so fond of these shades.
|Australasian Grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae, Darwin.|
I love the chestnut neck patch it dons during breeding.
|Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides, Canberra.|
|Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus, Territory Wildlife Park, Darwin.|
This gloriously-toned raptor of the coast and wetlands is found from sub-tropical Australia to India.
|Australian Pratincole Stiltia isabella, Barkly Tablelands, Northern Territory.|
I love the rich chestnut patches on the sides, which show well in flight.
This one seemed keener on the bitumen than safety might recommend.
|Red-capped Plover (or Dotterel) Charadrius ruficapillus, south coast New South Wales.|
This very loose use of 'red' for this shade is more often encountered with regard to mammals
(eg fox, deer or kangaroo).
|Grey-crowned Babblers Pomatostomus temporalis, Alice Springs, central Australia.|
Only race rubeculus, of northern and central Australia, has the rufous undersides.
|Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata, Bourke, New South Wales. |
The little chestnut cheek patch is only worn by the male. A ubiquitous little bird found across inland Australia.
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