• Jacky Winter

    5 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    In the open woodlands not far from Broome we regularly encounter Jacky Winters - Microeca fascinans pallida. Jacky Winters are widespread across much of Australia apart from where there are no woodlands and are one of the plainer birds in Australia. Jacky Winters are paler in their colouring in the north of Australia compared to the south and flit about as they chase insects making them hard to photograph. The Jacky Winter had been named Brown Flycatcher until 1926 when it was changed on the Checklist of the Birds of Australia by the RAOU. The name Jacky Winter evokes a bit more mystery...
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