Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Go South 14 -- Bowra, Cunnamulla

There were plenty of raptors to see each day. Brown Goshawk, Wedge-tailed Eagle and Peregrine Falcon were ones I failed to get a photo of.

Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus 

Little Eagle Hieraactus morphnoides

Collared Sparrowhawk
Acipiter cirrocephalus

Australian Hobby Falco longipennis
 Some of their potential prey could include ...

Peaceful Dove  Geopelia striata

Crested Pigeon Ocyphaps lophotes

Waite-Browed Woodswallow
Artamus superciliosus
female White-browed Woodswallows ??

Black-faced Woodswallow in a pickle
Artamus cinereus

Little Woodswallow
Artamus minor

Monday, 22 August 2016

Go South 13 -- Bowra Station, Cunnamulla

Honeyeater heaven.

Spiny-cheeked HE
Acanthagenys rufogularis

Noisy Friarbird Philemon corniculatus

Little Friarbird Philemon citreogularis

Blue-faced HE
Emtomyzon cyanotis

Yellow-throated Miner Manuring flavigula 
Singing HE
Lichenostomus virescens

White-Plumed HE
Lichenostomus penicillatus

Brown HE
Lichmera indistincta

Pied HE Certhionyx variegatus
Magic. Eyes peeled and be there!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Go South 12 -- Bowra Station, Cunnamulla

Parrot post 2.

Bourkes Parrot
Neopsephotus bourkii

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo [Pink Cockatoo]
Lophocroa leadbetteri leadbetteri

Melopsittacus undulatus

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Go South 11 -- Bowra Station, Cunnamulla

This is a parrot post!

Australian Ringneck
Barnadius zonarius barnardius

Red-winged Parrot
Aprosmictus erythropterus

Eolophus roseicapilla

Mulga Parrot
Psephotus varius

Blue Bonnet
Northiella heamatogaster

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Go South 10 -- Bowra Station, Cunnamulla

Bowra has all four Australian babbler species. I saw three in one day.

Chestnut-crowned Babblers Pomatostomus ruficeps [in fact all babblers] have extra nests which serve as communal "nests" for nighttime. An example is below. CCBs look "dapper".

Chestnut-crowned Babbler
Chestnut-crowned Babbler
Chestnut-crowned Babbler.
Halls Babbler Pomatostomus hall are common in suitable habitat of dry eucalypt woodlands although the Bowra folk seemed to think they were the hardest to find of the three common babbler species.
Halls Babbler
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporals were about in their "band of thieves" outfits with the dark eye-stripe.
Grey-crowned Babbler
Crested Bellbird
Oreoica gutturalis
Spotted Bowerbird
Chlamydera maculata