Monday, 5 December 2016

Go North -- 07 -- Iron Range

Other beauties seen in Iron Range included ....

Starting with the shorebirds.

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Torresian Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
Eastern Reef Egret Egret sacra light and dark morph
Next the bush birds.

Brown-backed Honeyeater Ramsayornis modestus
Brown-backed Honeyeater Ramsayornis modestus
Spectacled Monarch  Symposiarchus trivirgatus
Shining Flycatcher, male Myiagra alecto
Varied Triller Lalage leucomela
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater Meliphaga notata
And best to last ... Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus. The female is the colourful one or though I think the bloke is pretty good too. There is a tree in Iron Range that has had a nesting pair forever It is visible from the road and an easy tick, if they show themselves. 10/10 to Erica for spotting the male on the branch as we were driving past. Additionally, Ethan and I spotted a pair of Double-eyed Fig-Parrots at Portlands Road which were the local race, Marshall's Double-eyed Fig-Parrot.

Eclectus Parrot, female Eclectus roratus
Eclectus Parrot, male
Double-eyed Fig-Parrot, female Cyclospitta diophthalma marshalli

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