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Chestnut-crowned Babbler | by Peter Jacobs Photos
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Chestnut-crowned Babbler

After the first rain since mid Winter I made an early morning trip to one of my favourite reserves. There was one small puddle that seemed to attract many birds including this pair of "matching bookends"!

 

The Chestnut-crowned Babblers are usually very timid but the water made them more relaxed and they seemed to tolerate me hiding under a loose camo covering.

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Taken on December 13, 2012