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  1. Juliet316

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    Species Name: Eastern Yellow Robin
    Latin Name: Eopsaltria australis
    Native To: Sub-Coastal Eastern Australia
    Conservation Status: Least Concern
    Taken At: Rupert Vance Moon Reserve

    This species of robin is one of the larger Australasian Robins that you can come across, like all Australian Robins is appears that these birds are not at all closely related to either of the European or American Robins. These birds tend to occupy a large variety of habitats including heaths, acacia scrub, woodlands and other unique Australian habitats. These birds typically eat smaller creatures, as the bird is about 15-16cm in size (6 inches) they mostly eat insects. These birds are quite comfortable around the presence of humans.
     
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    The very popular Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie in the western Highlands of Scotland. This castle has a long history beginning in the 6th/7th century when this small island was used as the site for a chapel. The first castle was built here around 12th/13th century. It became a stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and their allies, the Clan Macrae. However, in response to the Mackenzies' involvement in the Jacobite rebellions early in the 18th century, government ships destroyed the castle in 1719. It lay in ruins from then until 1911. The current building is Lieutenant-Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap's 20th-century reconstruction of the old castle and was built between 1912 and 1932.
     
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    These birds are primarily carnivorous as such they tend to eat insects and other small creatures. These birds grow to be about 25cm to 30cm (9.8 - 11.8 inches). The females will have a white throat whereas the male will have a black throat with a white eyebrow. These birds will make their nests out of mud which they will construct in trees.
     
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    F4U-1 Corsair, immaculately restored to better-than-factory-new condition. Look at the polish on those gunports! :cool:

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    Eclipse Flyby
    Image Credit & Copyright: Zev Hoover, Christian Lockwood, and Zoe Chakoian

    Explanation: On June 10 a New Moon passed in front of the Sun. In silhouette only two days after reaching apogee, the most distant point in its elliptical orbit, the Moon's small apparent size helped create an annular solar eclipse. The brief but spectacular annular phase of the eclipse shows a bright solar disk as a ring of fire when viewed along its narrow, northerly shadow track across planet Earth. Cloudy early morning skies along the US east coast held gorgeous views of a partially eclipsed Sun though. Rising together Moon and Sun are captured in a sequence of consecutive frames near maximum eclipse in this digital composite, seen from Quincy Beach south of Boston, Massachusetts. The serendipitous sequence follows the undulating path of a bird in flight joining the Moon in silhouette with the rising Sun.
     
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    NGC 6888: The Crescent Nebula
    Image Credit & Copyright: Joe Navara, Glenn Clouder, Russell Discombe

    Explanation: NGC 6888, also known as the Crescent Nebula, is a about 25 light-years across blown by winds from its central, bright, massive star. A triumvirate of astroimagers ( Joe, Glenn, Russell) created this sharp portrait of the cosmic bubble. Their telescopic collaboration collected over 30 hours of narrow band image data isolating light from hydrogen and oxygen atoms. The oxygen atoms produce the blue-green hue that seems to enshroud the detailed folds and filaments. Visible within the nebula, NGC 6888's central star is classified as a Wolf-Rayet star (WR 136). The star is shedding its outer envelope in a strong stellar wind, ejecting the equivalent of the Sun's mass every 10,000 years. The nebula's complex structures are likely the result of this strong wind interacting with material ejected in an earlier phase. Burning fuel at a prodigious rate and near the end of its stellar life this star should ultimately go out with a bang in a spectacular supernova explosion. Found in the nebula rich constellation Cygnus, NGC 6888 is about 5,000 light-years away.
     
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    Northern Summer Twilight
    Image Credit & Copyright: Justin Anderson

    Explanation: Nights grow shorter and days grow longer as the summer solstice approaches in the north. Usually seen at high latitudes in summer months, noctilucent or night shining clouds begin to make their appearance. Drifting near the edge of space about 80 kilometers above the Earth's surface, these icy clouds were still reflecting the sunlight on June 14. Though the Sun was below the horizon as seen north of Forrest, Manitoba, Canada, they were caught in a single exposure of a near midnight twilight sky. Multiple exposures of the foreground track the lower altitude flash of fireflies, another fleeting apparition shining in the summer night.
     
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    The Tadpole Galaxy from Hubble
    Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing: Amal Biju

    Explanation: Why does this galaxy have such a long tail? In this stunning vista, based on image data from the Hubble Legacy Archive, distant galaxies form a dramatic backdrop for disrupted spiral galaxy Arp 188, the Tadpole Galaxy. The cosmic tadpole is a mere 420 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation of the Dragon (Draco). Its eye-catching tail is about 280,000 light-years long and features massive, bright blue star clusters. One story goes that a more compact intruder galaxy crossed in front of Arp 188 - from right to left in this view - and was slung around behind the Tadpole by their gravitational attraction. During the close encounter, tidal forces drew out the spiral galaxy's stars, gas, and dust forming the spectacular tail. The intruder galaxy itself, estimated to lie about 300,000 light-years behind the Tadpole, can be seen through foreground spiral arms at the upper right. Following its terrestrial namesake, the Tadpole Galaxy will likely lose its tail as it grows older, the tail's star clusters forming smaller satellites of the large spiral galaxy.
     
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    Species Name: Helmeted Honeyeater
    Latin Name: Lichenostomus melanops cassidix
    Native To: The Australian State of Victoria
    Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
    Taken At: Melbourne Zoo

    Despite being named a honeyeater these birds are known to eat invertebrates from behind the bark of trees. They will mostly feed on nectar, honeydew, lerp (crystallized honeydew created by lerp insects), eucalypt or other plant sap (otherwise known as manna). This is Victoria's only endemic bird which means this bird is unique to and can only be found in the wild in Victoria, Australia. More specifically it appears that the bird can be found in the wild at the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve. Zoo's Victoria have been involved with the recovery of the species since 1989, they successfully released 36 of the birds into the wild in 2019 to help fight extinction.

    Further reading:
    Wiki page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmeted…
    General information via Zoo's Victoria: www.zoo.org.au/fighting-extinc…
    Article regards the birds release in 2019: www.zoo.org.au/healesville/wha…

    https://www.deviantart.com/thebootesartvoid/art/Moar-Nectar-Plez-880956809
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    Species Name: Rainbow Lorikeet
    Latin Name: Trichoglossus moluccanus
    Native to: Australia
    Conservation Status: Least Concern

    These colorful birds are considered true parrots. The juveniles of this species grow up with a black beak that eventually turn orange when they reach adulthood. There is very little sexual dimorphism between the males and the females as they look identical to one another to the human eye. In order to determine the sex of a rainbow lorikeet you would either need surgical sexing done by a vet or a DNA test done on one of their feathers.

    https://www.deviantart.com/thebootesartvoid/art/What-Are-Ya-Buyin-880334042
     
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    Species Name: Laughing Kookaburra
    Latin Name: Dacelo novaeguineae
    Native To: Eastern Australia
    Conservation Status: Least Concern
    Taken At: Healesville Sanctuary

    There are two main species of kookaburra found in Australia, the Laughing Kookaburra located in the Eastern and Southern parts of Australia and the Blue-Winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) located in Northern Australia and parts of Southern New Guinea.

    The species overall are mostly carnivorouss eating mice, snakes, insects, small reptiles, and the young of other birds. Even though these birds are classed as kingfishers kookaburra's rarely eat fish with exception to goldfish from ponds. In captivity in zoo's etc they are given food that are usually food given to birds of prey rather than fish. These species have a distinctive laugh like call.

    The Laughing Kookaburra has a whitish head with brown eye-stripe. The They will have cream/white bodies with brown wings and their tails will be a mixture of brown and white. The males and females have similar plumage to each other, they are monogamous and mate for life. They tend to occupy the same territory throughout the year, they will typically perch and wait for a small animal to catch their attention rather than actively seeking prey in the sky

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    Andromeda in a Single Shot
    Image Credit & Copyright: Miguel Claro (TWAN, Dark Sky Alqueva)

    Explanation: How far can you see? The Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 million light years away, is the most distant object easily seen by the unaided eye. Other denizens of the night sky, like stars, clusters, and nebulae, are typically hundreds to thousands of light-years distant. That's far beyond the Solar System but well within our own Milky Way Galaxy. Also known as M31, the external galaxy poses directly above a chimney in this well-planned deep night skyscape from an old mine in southern Portugal. The image was captured in a single exposure tracking the sky, so the foreground is slightly blurred by the camera's motion while Andromeda itself looms large. The galaxy's brighter central region, normally all that's visible to the naked-eye, can be seen extending to spiral arms with fainter outer reaches spanning over 4 full moons across the sky. Of course in only 5 billion years or so, the stars of Andromeda could span the entire night sky as the Andromeda Galaxy merges with the Milky Way.
     
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