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APN Suggestion Saturday #14
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In this article you can find some of the DD suggestions I've received in the last 14 days! I might not be able to DD every suggestion I receive, but I can help giving them some exposure one way or the other!
 


Jupiter's Little Secret by cdpstudios What are you looking at? by mozzie67
Snow Covered Whitetail by electrofilms Watchin' You by Daveinwilton frozen ice by mayya-art
TheFlash by Varjoaine Berry Hoarder by rainylake Mt. Fuji '09 by larksgar
enjoy the sunset by DelgadoTheCat Sea Crush by OpalaMaggs
lua ll by HelSide faces of ghosts by Vacantia hide.and.seek by c-giraldez
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Sunday photo feature 2
A weekly collection of stunning under rated photographers found on deviantART.

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Gang-Gang Cockatoo 2682

The gang-gang cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) is found in the cooler and wetter forests and woodlands of Australia, particularly alpine bushland. Mostly mild grey in colour with some lighter scalloping (more pronounced and buffy in females), the male has a red head and crest, while the female has a small fluffy grey crest. It ranges throughout south-eastern Australia. The gang-gang cockatoo is the faunal emblem of the Australian Capital Territory. It is easily identified by its distinctive call, which is described as resembling a creaky gate, or the sound of a cork being pulled from a wine bottle.

The name gang-gang comes from a New South Wales Aboriginal language, probably from one of the coastal languages, although possibly from Wiradjuri. It is probably an onomatopoeic name.

The gang-gang cockatoo was most often allied with the white cockatoos of the genus Cacatua. This has always been controversial due to the unusual appearance and coloration of the bird, especially its sexual dichromatism. New research has finally resolved the matter, with the gang-gang cockatoo being recognized as a distinctive early offshoot of the calyptorhynchine (dark) cockatoos.[4] Considering the robust phylogeny of the cockatoos now established, a comparison of characteristics gained and lost during the evolution of cockatoos suggests that the gang-gang cockatoo—while of course much changed and adapted during the perhaps 20 million years since its last common ancestor with any other living species lived—is probably still very similar in overall appearance to how the earliest cockatoos would have looked, and certainly the most primitive-looking of the species alive today.

Loss of older, hollow trees and loss of feeding habitat across south-eastern Australia through land clearing has led to a significant reduction in the numbers of this cockatoo in recent years. As a result, the gang-gang is now listed as vulnerable in New South Wales.

Source Reference: Wikipedia

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Red-Rumped Parrot 3122
Red-rumped parrots are slim, moderate-sized parrots approximately 28 cm (11 in) in length. The male's plumage is a bright emerald-green with yellow underparts, a brick-red rump and blue highlights on the wings and upper back. The female's plumage is less vibrant, with pale olive underparts, dull green wings and back and blue-black wingtips. The characteristic red rump is only found in the male.

Red-rumped parrots can be found in pairs or flocks in open country with access to water. They avoid the coast and the wetter, more heavily wooded areas. Clearing of large tracts of forest and the provision of water for stock has probably extended their range. They are often seen in suburban parks and gardens. Their green plumage provides such a good camouflage in ankle length grasses that they can hide quite effectively until the viewer is only 10–20 metres away.

They spend a great deal of time feeding on the ground, and often call to one another with an attractive chee chillip chee chillip.
Like many parrots, red-rumped parrots nest in tree hollows or similar places, including fenceposts and stumps. They lay 3-6 white eggs, Breeding usually takes place in spring (August to January), however, in the dryer inland areas, breeding can occur at any time of year in response to rainfall.

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Flame Trees 4764-002
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Red-Rumped Spotted Pardalote 1598.2
The spotted pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) is one of the smallest of all Australian birds at 8 to 10 centimetres (3.1 to 3.9 in) in length, and one of the most colourful; it is sometimes known as the diamondbird. Although moderately common in all of the reasonably fertile parts of Australia (the east coast, the south-east, and the south-west corner) it is seldom seen closely enough to enable identification.

Weighing around 6 grams (0.21 oz), the spotted pardalote is 8 to 10 centimetres (3.1 to 3.9 in) long.[15] The adult male of the nominate subspecies has grey-brown upperparts with numerous paler buff spots, a black crown, wings and tail all with white spots, white eyebrows and reddish rump.[16] The underparts are pale-buff-cinnamon, darkening to a more ochre at the breast, with a demarcated yellow throat and vent.[9] The female is duller overall.[16] The yellow-rumped subspecies is larger overall with a relatively smaller bill. The adult male has finer, white, spots on its back, a bright yellow rump, and a cream breast. The adult female has finer spots than the adult female of the nominate subspecies. The Wet Tropics subspecies is smaller with a relatively larger bill. The adult male has a reddish rump and pale- to cinnamon buff underparts.

Spotted pardalotes breed between August or September to December or January—generally earlier in the year in northern parts of their range and later in southern areas. The nest is an underground horizontal oval chamber lined with shredded bark, linked by a tunnel 0.5 to 1.5 metres (1 ft 8 in to 4 ft 11 in) long to a hole in the side of a riverbank or slope in a shaded location.[18] The chamber is generally higher than the entrance tunnel, presumably to avoid flooding.[4] Birds have used carpet rolls and garage roll-a-doors to nest in on occasion.[15] Pairs breed once a year, producing a clutch of 3 to 4 round shiny white eggs 16 millimetres (0.63 in) long by 13 millimetres (0.51 in) wide.[18] The eggs are incubated for 19 days until they hatch, with nestlings spending another 21 days in the nest.[15]

Pairs make soft, whistling wheet-wheet calls to one another throughout the day, which carry for quite a distance. One of the difficulties in locating a pardalote is that the contact call is in fact two calls: an initial call and an almost instant response, and thus can come from two different directions.

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Scarlet Robin 2494
The scarlet robin is endemic to Australia, where it is found near the coast from southern Queensland to central South Australia, Tasmania and south west Western Australia. The species is mostly sedentary over most of its range, but some mainland populations undergo small local movements in the autumn and winter, either to more open habitats or lower elevations.[4]The scarlet robin is most commonly found in eucalyptus woodland and forest from sea level to 1000 m, particularly the more open habitats with grassy and shrubby understories. During the winter more open environments, including urban habitats, are frequented.[

Like the rest of the Australasian robins, the scarlet robins are stocky passerines with large heads. They range in size from 12 to 13.5 cm in length and weigh between 12 and 14 g. The plumage is sexually dimorphic. The males have black heads, backs and tails, black and white wings, a red breast and white belly, forehead and rump. The female matches the male in pattern but is duller, with brown plumage instead of black, a much more washed out red on the breast and a buff belly. Juvenile birds resemble the female without the reddish wash on the breast.


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Journal Entry: Fri Mar 14, 2008, 11:04 PM
 Little Corella 3863 by DPasschier Blue Horizon by DPasschier Raven 2671 by DPasschier

   Parked by DPasschier   Crossing by DPasschier  Mudcake 2 by DPasschier
              
  Watch Your Step by DPasschier   Corner Stone by DPasschierI See Red by DPasschierEvent Horizon by DPasschier

    
  Woman by DPasschier   Woman 3 by DPasschier  My Cousin And His Dog by DPasschier 
 
  Maze 1 by DPasschier  Clown by DPasschier   Junks by DPasschier

 
  Scarlet Robin 5958 by DPasschier





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     Arcanine by Tbopi  I Hate Vampires by Tbopi   What is zis? by Tbopi









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Serene Old Boat by justanothercreator Daddy's Hands by justanothercreator  Apple by justanothercreator

                               


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A Whole Other World by Selace0

 
 Fish Bowl by Selace0  Finally, some creature isn't photogenic by Selace0  Day 1 by Selace0

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Bla3zTheAlphaWolf Featured By Owner 48 minutes ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Thx 4 the llama!
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DPasschier Featured By Owner 28 minutes ago
You're most welcome :)
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pokemanallstarfan Featured By Owner 49 minutes ago  Hobbyist
Thanks for the llama
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DPasschier Featured By Owner 28 minutes ago
You're most welcome :)
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thelightice Featured By Owner 58 minutes ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks for the Llama! =D
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DPasschier Featured By Owner 28 minutes ago
You're most welcome :)
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SharkyTM Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Student General Artist
thx for the badge ;3
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DPasschier Featured By Owner 27 minutes ago
You're most welcome :)
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Mistywishs Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Thank you very much for the llama!
Your photographs are truly spectacular! They perfectly reflect the life of the object and exhibit an almost calming, colorful flare.
You have a true gift.
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DPasschier Featured By Owner 27 minutes ago
Thank you :)
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