Female, sitting in nest
Southern Crested Bellbird
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Sittella (Neosittidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera ssp pileata)|
|This Photo:||Female feeding juvenile|
Thank you Alan Melville for confirming the id of this species for us
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Here we see Mum calling "Come and get dinner", a juvenile responding
and then getting fed. All in less than a second.
There was a family of about 5 Sittellas plus those in the nest.
The parents were having a hard time feeding the 3 juveniles plus chicks in the nest..
Notice the fan tail and orange stripe under the wing on the adult.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Ours are the "Black-capped Race"
Often upside down. Very pretty black & white chequered rump. Yellow legs, beak and eye-ring.
Orange stripe on its wings when flying.
Female is actually prettier than the male.