Crested Shrike-tit

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A wander through the small reserve near home on Sunday and I managed a few photos of a Crested Shrike-tit

With its outlandish Mohawk hairstyle, black-and-white striped face, and bright-yellow front, the Crested Shrike-tit appears conspicuous. Yet, when feeding in the canopy of trees, they are often difficult to see — it is only the sound of them tearing off pieces of bark with their stout bills to feed on invertebrates underneath that alerts us to their presence. Confined to mainland Australia, there are three distinct subspecies, all of which look rather similar, but there are subtle differences in their size and appearance.
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