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    Default WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 25/9/11 "Quails, Button-Quails and Megapodes"

    This weeks gallery is all about the True Quails, Button-Quails (which are quite distant relatives, evolutionary speaking) and the Megapodes or mound builders.

    The image below was taken at Point Cook Coastal Park just west of Melbourne where there is quite a lot of coastal scrub where these birds like to live.

    Brown Quail
    Coturnix ypsilophora
    Canon 5D 400mm f5.6 L iso 200 1/1600th f5.6


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    Well I also have a shot of a Brown Quail who luckily stayed in the open at the eastern end of the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee.
    Brown Quail, 13/8/11
    Pentax K-r with Sigma 150-500mm f/8, 1/400, iso1600
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    Default Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt)

    My garden, Townsville, Friday evening, the very first bird to be captured with the new toy (7D). Not the best picture but fits the theme.

    7D, 100-400L @ 400 M, 1/250, f5.6, iso 400, flash main light 430EX

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    This handsome bird was captured at O'Reilly's, Lamington National Park, QLD.

    • Canon EOS 40D & EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
    • Focal Length: 235mm
    • Focus Distance: 3.83m
    • Aperture: f/6.3
    • Exposure Time: 1/1600s
    • ISO equiv: 500

    Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami) at Lamington National Park, QLD

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    Default Painted buttonquail (Turnix varia)

    Our bush has been alive with Painted Buttonquail, but they are so cryptic and shy it's taken ages to get a photograph. Alas after some prolonged stalking, this one ran through a clear patch at the same time I had the camera pointed at it. Alas that was also the time that it blinked. So the shot is not as I'd like it, but I'm so pleased to have one at all I thought I'd post it.

    Canon 500D with EF100-400m F5.6L at 400 mm
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    Default Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami)

    Very young bird pictured Dec 2010 on the Townsville Towncommon, only got one shot off before he took off , don't see them this young very often.

    40D, 100-400L @ 400, 1/166, f7.1, AP, iso 400, flash did fire but at the shooting distance I suspect it had little effect.

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    Coturnix ypsilophora

    Saw the weekly theme so I thought I'd duck out a snap a few Quail If there is long grass in Brisbane you'll find Brown Quail

    ISO 1600, f/8, 1/250, O EC, Evaluative Metering, Aperture Priority.
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    Default Mallee Fowl portrait

    Mallee Fowl (Leipoa ocellata), Little Desert several years ago so can't remember the details, except 500mm lens and tripod. Wimpey has enclosed a large area of bush where the birds are free but protected and have become used to him and his tour clients to a degree.

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    Painted buttonquail (Turnix varia)
    This little guy used to hang around the house I lived in in Arcadia NSW.One day I saw him with three young ones.Click image for larger version. 

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    Ready to bolt into the scrub. This was taken at the Degray River in the Pilbara.
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    Sorry for another Brush Turkey - but took this one this morning on my back fence
    Couldn't resist the dark bird against the dark background. Full frame with the 500mm
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    Default Red-chested Button-quail

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    Not a great pic but thought worth posting as a species yet posted on this thread - came across this bird on a dirt road on cape york in 2003 - have no specs Im afraid - think I took it with my 350D and the standard lens!

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    Nocturnal Stubble Quail

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