Short-tailed Grasswren

Short-tailed grasswren

Amytornis merrotsyi

On a warm morning in the Flinders Rangers I set out at first light hoping for a glimpse of the usually hard to see short-tailed grasswren. Not only did I see them, but I had the opportunity to photograph this unique and special little bird foraging in the spinifex. 

Stokes Hill Lookout, Flinders Ranges, South Australia 

Canon 1Dx II, Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM and Canon 1.4x III extender, 1/640, f/6.3, ISO 1000, handheld 

by Laurie Ross