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Harpobittacus australis

Hangingfly at Bimberi, NSW

Harpobittacus australis at Bimberi, NSW - 6 Mar 2021
Harpobittacus australis at Bimberi, NSW - 6 Mar 2021
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Identification history

Harpobittacus australis 19 Mar 2021 KimPullen
Harpobittacus australis 17 Mar 2021 BIrdsinCanberra

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A Hangingfly had caught a fly and looked to be in the process of eating it.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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