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AUSTRALASIAN DARTER, ANHINGA NOVAEHOLLANDIAE

This Australasian darter’s bill was covered with fibre and junk. It couldn’t open its bill but I went back to the same location a couple of days later and noticed the bird’s bill was almost free of material.

Lake Monger, Perth, Western Australia

Canon 5D Mk III, Tamron SP 150–600mm f/5–6.3 Di VC USD AO11 at 500mm, 1/400, f/6.3, ISO 500, handheld

by Lea Scaddan