Monday, 17 April 2017

Broome Roadtrip 06

After the Baudins came lunchtime in Narrogin. I had a good look at some Western Magpies, the race dorsalis of our Australian Magpie, Cracticus tibicen. The Victorian race, tyrannica, is the White-Backed Magpie.
Black-backed Magpie, Cracticus tibicen dorsalis.
 Youngster on left, dad on right 
This is mum.
Black back feathers, edged in white, forming a contrasting scalloped pattern.
[Pizzey & Knight]
Close up of same.

Then it was on to the Dryandra Woodlands where I camped for a night.

Rufous Treecreeper Climacteris rufus
Spotted Scrubwren, Sericornis frontalis maculatus
The western race of the White-browed Scrubwren.
Western Gerygone Gerygone fusca
Western Spinebill Acanthorhynchus superciliosus
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Grey Currawong Strepera versicolor plumbea
Inland Thornbill Acanthiza apicalis
I had been wanting to tick the Purple-crowned Lorikeet for a long while now and Dryandra gave me the opportunity to do so. They are not the slowest flyers around so to get some on the ground was providential.

Next stop -- Stirling Range.

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