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Photo of a pied butcherbird at Uluru in Australia

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This is one of my favourite photos I've taken. When we came to the end of our walk around Uluru, we were sheltering from the sun when I saw a bird fly past me. It came to rest on a dried out branch of a tree for a moment and I only had a second or two to compose and take this shot before it flew off. I moved around the tree to close the gap between it and Uluru/Ayers Rock behind and to position the tree so that its diagonal line reflected the diagonal line of Uluru behind it. In the nature exhibition at the visitor centre I learned that this bird is a pied butcherbird, also known as a Kurparu and sometimes called a Magpie online. Its scientific name is cracticus nigrogularis.

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a pied butcherbird at Uluru
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Date (GMT):23/10/12 01:56
Original size:4272 x 2848 pixels
Copyright:©Sean McManus


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