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Australasian figbird        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Figbirds are common in much of northern and eastern Australia, and as their name implies, they're fond of fruit.   Males are greena nd yellow with a black head and red around the eye; females are streaky brown.   The female at bottom was eating palm fruits in a caravan park in Daintree, far north Queensland, Australia; the other photos were taken in Darwin in the Northern Territory.

  • Canon 40D or 7D2; 500 mm IS lens or 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X extender, fill-in flash (2009, 2015)
  • Nikon F3, Leitz 560 mm f5.6 Telyt, Kodachrome 64 (1999)