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Lamington NP: Bathing in a teacup

Walking along one of the paths through the rainforest we came across a little Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla) that was bathing in a tiny pocket of water no bigger than a teacup, in a little well formed from a scar on the trunk of a small tree where a branch had fallen off at some time in the past.

It was quite amusing to watch........ it flew backwards and forwards......


its perch and

the little reservoir.....

.......pausing to look around every now and then.

Then after a couple of minutes, it was all over. It was time to get back to the all-important duty of foraging for food.

A little treasure in the rainforest!

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