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July 31, 2019

Border Ranges National Park

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Border Ranges

I left Rathdowney and headed up the Lions Road towards the border of New South Wales and Queensland. The Border Ranges National Park is a mountainous caldera lying along the border, hence the name, doh! Just before I got to the border I stopped at the Andrew Drynan Park for the night. It is just above the Running Creek on the side of a hill.

Eastern Rosella


Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius elecica)

Pale Headed Rosella


Pale Headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus palliceps)

Brown Cuckoo-Dove


Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia phasianella)

Noisy Miner


Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)

Crossing the border I stopped at the Border Loop Lookout, where the sound of the Bell Miners rang out over the valleys.

Bell Miner


Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

The Bell Miner is closely related to the Noisy Miner.

Bell Miner


Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

White-naped Honeyeater


White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus)

Eastern Yellow Robin


Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)

Australian King Parrot


Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis)

Grey Shrike-thrush


Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica harmonica)

This is sub-species harmonica with the white lores.

Border Ranges bird list

Pale Headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus palliceps)
Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius elecica)
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)
Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)
Galah
Nankeen Kestrel
Grey Butcherbird
Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia phasianella)
Lewin’s Honeyeater
Little Friarbird
White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus)
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis)
Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica harmonica)
Welcome Swallow
Eastern Whipbird

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