Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

October 9, 2012

Dubbo Birding

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Terramungamine Reserve.

Terramungamine Reserve is about ten kilometers out of Dubbo on the road to Gilgandra. Turn left at Brocklehurst and go down that road for a few kilometers until you reach the sign that says Terramunngamine Reserve. Call in at the Dubbo Tourist office and get a map and a Bird Routes of the Dubbo District brochure. They are very helpful.

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)

Here is a Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike bringing some twigs to the nest they are making in the fork of this tree.

Cockatiel
Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)

This is the only Cockatiel that I saw. It landed right near my camp and stayed there feeding on this tree for ages.

Double-barred Finch
Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)

I was quite surprised to find a whole flock of Double-barred Finch feeding in the grass around the reserve.

Red-rumped Parrot
Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)

There was also a heap of Red-rumped Parrots feeding in the grass. Sometimes they get very close to you if you are sitting still in the grass. Near the Tourist office whilst having lunch, they were about three meters away from me.

Red-rumped Parrot
Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)

They go up into the trees when disturbed.

White-winged Chough
White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos)

Dubbo Birds list

Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
White-plumed Honeyeater (Lichenostomus pencillatus)
Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)
Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)
Eastern Rosella (Platycerus eximius)
Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos)
Australian Magpie
Magpie-lark
Galah
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Straw-necked Ibis
Australian Raven

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