I’ve been photographing these birds for a couple of years now, and this is the first time I noticed one without the bright yellow breast. Obviously, I have seen the female colouration – I must have! Here is the male…
He popped into the nesting tunnel and I thought my private session was over, but no, another arrived.
Thinking it was a juvenile, I looked up The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds when I got home. I discovered that a young bird lacks the black cap and has duller spotting. Thus, a female…
She flew down by the nesting tunnel, and called before entering.
And in she went.
Thanks for looking. I do hope you had a lovely weekend.
Until next time.