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Well, my decision to invest $70 in a full field guide for Tanzanian birds has paid off quickly. The very first bird that I went to double check my photo identification for turned out not to be an African pied wagtail as I'd previously thought, but a mountain wagtail.
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I've reached 10,000 photo uploads to Flickr. I chose this as my 10,000th photo. Probably the best bird photo from my 2-week trip to Tanzania. Please click through to see it large.

This is a lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotos).
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A lilac-breasted roller. Photo I took in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
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Day 5 of my Tanzania travel diary is finally ready, with photos.
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So Australia's new Prime Minister is Scott Morrison. His long-time nickname is ScoMo.

I'm more worried about the new Deputy Prime Minister, Josh Frydenberg.

Nickname: JoFry (pronounced "Joffrey").
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Whoosh!! Turnbull is out, and the new Prime Minister is... Scott Morrison!

Peter Dutton thought he had the numbers to win, but was pipped at the post by the Treasurer. A terrible miscalculation on his part. The vote was only 45-40, though, so this factional infighting within the Liberal Party is far from over.

In further complications, cross-bencher Bob Katter, whose vote the Government has relied on to ensure confidence and supply in Parliament, has said that he may not guarantee supply to a Morrison Government, because he never anticipated this result! If Katter decides not to guarantee supply to Morrison, the Government could lose a no confidence motion and be forced to call a general election.
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Well, things are happening rapidly in Canberra now. Peter Dutton has delivered a petition signed by 43 of the 83 members of the Liberal Party Room ( a bare majority) requesting a vote for the leadership. Interestingly, the last signature was Warren Entsch, who stated he would only sign the petition if Dutton had exactly 42 signatures and needed a 43rd - not because he supports Dutton, but because he wants the current speculation to end.

Turnbull has said that if he loses the leadership and is deposed as Prime Minister, he will resign from Parliament immediately. This leaves his seat open and triggers a by-election for that seat. If the Opposition wins it... then the Government will no longer have a majority and Parliament could trigger a general election. This could happen within about 5-6 weeks.

The vote to determine who will replace Turnbull as Prime Minister (if anyone) should happen within the next hour or so.
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Magically, after resorting to arcane utterings and manipulations in Parliament, Prime Minister Turnbull managed to survive yesterday. But today is another day!

While everyone thought it was highly likely he would be deposed yesterday, today it's become a virtual certainty. The only real question is who will stand to be chosen as the new leader of the Liberal Party (and hence become Prime Minister), and which one will be elected by the party room.

Peter Dutton is under a cloud, awaiting advice from the solicitor-general on his eligibility to even be in Parliament at all under Section 44 of the Constitution. This advice is not the final word, and even if the solicitor-general advises that Dutton may be constitutionally ineligible, it needs to be decided by the High Court, so he could run anyway. Meanwhile Treasurer Scott Morrison and Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop have also indicated they will stand for election. Who out of these three will garner more votes is anybody's guess at this point.
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It's just after 08:00 am in Eastern Australia, and things are heating up in Canberra already. Peter Dutton has requested a vote of the Liberal party room to challenge for the leadership (and become the new Prime Minister), but current PM Malcolm Turnbull has refused. Dutton is confident he has the votes necessary to oust Turnbull, so I guess the next step is he goes around and gets signatures or something, which would force Turnbull to admit defeat. So rather then being gracious about it, Turnbull is fighting it out to the bitter end.

Another complication is that a National Party MP has released a statement saying he won't serve in the current Liberal-National Coalition under Dutton as PM, and will move to the cross-bench. So if Dutton becomes PM and this happens, the Government will have a Parliamentary majority of.... zero. This could easily trigger a no confidence motion that succeeds and the Government would be forced to resign and call an election... possibly as early as today. Which would mean that Peter Dutton's term as Prime Minister could be measured in hours.
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I took photos of animals other than birds in Tanzania. Here are some banded mongooses.
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