A bit of research, lab & fieldwork, science outreach and other topics, all loosely connected to science, academia and life in-between it all. On Thursdays watch out for my wildlife photos taken in-between fieldwork in Australia.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
In-between fieldwork: Magpie-lark
Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca). Odd critters, very boldly behaving, not scared to come up to people. Foraging in open grass a lot. Kind of reminding me of little dinosaurs.
Males and females can be distinguished by markings on their heads. Pay attention to the black stripes across the eyes. Males have a horizontal black stripe:
And females have a vertical black stripe and also have white throats: