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October 29, 2018

Big Terrigal Creek pm

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Macquarie Marshes Day Two

Big Terrigal Creek, am.
I camped under a big tree in a paddock that night. In the morning I woke up, had breakfast and wandered around the wetlands in the paddock. I also had a look around the observation platform on the road.

Australian Spotted Crake
Australian Spotted Crake (Porzana fluminea)

The most notable features of the Australian Spotted Crake are the White stripes down the flanks, the stripy looking back, the red patch at top of the bill, and the white inverted V flicking tail.

Black-tailed Native-hen
Black-tailed Native-hen (Tribonyx ventralis)

White-winged Triller
White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor)

Blue Bonnet
Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster)

Mallee Ringneck
Mallee Ringneck (Barnadius zonarius barnardi)

The Mallee Ringneck, more properly called Australian Ringneck, race barnardi is a multi-coloured bird with a broad red frontal band and lemon-yellow hind-collar. They have an irregular orange band across a turquoise-green abdomen.

Tree Martin
Tree Martin(Petrochelidon nigricans)

Fa.iry Martin
Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel)

Black-fronted Dotterel
Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)

Whiskered Tern
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

Emu
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

Yellow-throated Miner
Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina flavigula)

Macquarie Marshes bird list

Black-tailed Native-hen (Tribonyx ventralis)
Australian Spotted Crake (Porzana fluminea)
White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor)
Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel)
Tree Martin(Petrochelidon nigricans)
Australian Reed-warbler
Superb Fairy-wren
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
Australian Ringneck or Mallee Ringneck (Barnadius zonarius barnardi)
Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster)
Red-rumped Parrot
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Masked Lapwing
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Grey-crowned Babbler
Crested Pigeon
Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Brown Treecreeper
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)
Australian White Ibis
Southern Whiteface
Little Friarbird
Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina flavigula)

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