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    Default WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 8/7/11 "Gender bender"

    WOW, 2 times through the alphabet...what a great effort by all our members last week. The quality of images had improved immensely from last time around as well.....what a difference a year makes

    This time I would like to see examples of both sexes of a species in the same image. Some species are harder to tell the sexes apart than others so it will be a good brush up on some of the differences between genders.
    Try and let us know the differences between the two if you know them

    Thank you to Jude (Roaminoz) for the theme suggestion this week. If anyone else has a theme idea then please let me know

    Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides)
    Western Treatment Plant, December 2007
    Canon 5D 400mm f5.6 L

    The male of the species (left) has the dark head and the female (right) has the white eye ring and bill base.
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    Default Australian Wood Duck

    Australian Wood Duck - Chenonetta jubata
    Old image, taken I think at Dubbo Zoo on one of the lakes where there are wild birds flying in and out.
    The male has that beautiful dark chestnut head and mane, whilst the female as those distinctive eye stripes, and larger area of speckled front.Click image for larger version. 

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    GREAT suggestion for a theme!

    I don't have a lot to offer, just these two:

    Australian King Parrots (Alisterus scapularis) - male has orange top half, female green
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    Here you can see the female (in-focus) and the male (out-of-focus). The male Blue-billed Duck is in full breeding colour which is easy to see from the bright blue bill and the chestnut coloured feathers on his back and breast. The feathers on his head down to the neck are pure black. The female is very plain. It is much harder to tell the difference when the male is in eclipse plumage as he loses all colour but if you have watched these ducks quite a lot it is possible. In saying that I can't actually remember. I'll have to go have a look at my notes again.

    Lake Seppings, Albany
    Sony A300 + 70-300mm

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    one more..

    Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)

    Female (in focus), less colouring of the wing and does not have the distinctive cream coloured forehead as the male (oof)
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    Default Black Cockies

    Short-billed (white-tailed)Black Cockatoo - Calyptorhynchus latirostris
    Taken at Wandi WA on Banksia.
    male has pink eye-ring - female has grey eye-ring.

    How about a theme of 'odd couples" !
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    Default Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

    Zebbie couples x3. Taken last weekend here in Townsville. The males are the pretty ones....
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    Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata) Once again the male is the better looking one! When I took this shot, I believed I had "nailed it", only to be disappointed when the female appeared out of focusClick image for larger version. 

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    Default Crimson Finch (Neochima phaeton)

    Could not believe my luck...Paul sets up the weekly theme and I had a quick look thru my recent files for 'couples', found quite a few but not 'Crimmies' even though I have photographed them on more than a few occasions, not one shot of a couple, went out today on my normal weekly outing to the Townsville Towncommon and although not common here in Townsville had maybe my best ever photographic (if very short) session with Crimson Finch.
    40D, 100-400L @ 400, AP, 1/400, f7.1, 430ex11 @ -1.33
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    Not the greatest image, but I enjoyed watching this male Mulga Parrot attract a couple of females onto his perch with some odd displays.

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    Two pair of Yellow-tailed Blacks, thinking the male has the red/pink eye rings.

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    Chestnut Teal pair - Anas Castanea. The male has the beautiful green head and chestnut front, whilst the female looks like a brownish Grey Teal, but has a paler throat than Grey Teal.

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    Default Figbird (Sphecotheres viridis)

    Males in this part of the world (Townsville) tend to be either yellow or green figbirds or a mix of both, very very vairiable. This guy looks more like a southern green figbird (vieilloti) but maybe has a touch of northern yellow (flaviventris) thrown in. The poor girls miss out on all the colour.
    Townsville (my back garden) back in May. 40D, 100-400L @ 400, M, 1/250, f5.6, iso400, 430ex11 @ -1.
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    Default Regent Pair

    Regent Parrot pair - Polytelis anthopeplus. The male is a beautiful golden bird and the female a duller, more subdued lime green.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Galahs

    Galahs (Eolophus roseicapillus)

    A pair of Galahs glance briefly skyward at a passing bird.
    The closer bird is the female (indicated by the red eye).

    Canon 50D, 400f/5.6L, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 400, Av mode, EC +2/3, beanbag, car
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