Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 30, 2019

Dunham River

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Dunham Rest Area

Next stop was the Dunham River Rest Area where I spent most of my time around a flowering gum in the middle of the rest area. There were so many types of honeyeaters fighting over the blossoms. I finally got a decent shot of a White-gaped Honeyeater.

White-gaped Honeyeater


White-gaped Honeyeater (Stomiopera unicolor)

White-throated Honeyeater


White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis albogularis)

Definitely not a Black-chinned Honeyeater!

Star Finch


Star Finch (Neochmia ruficauda)

I got the shock of my life when I heard some finches in the grass and when I focused my camera, they were Star Finch. I nearly fell over. I nearly got all the finches now except for a few.

Crimson Finch


Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton)

Next morning I went down to the river and got some shots of the very red Crimson Finch.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo


Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita fitzroyi)

This has been the first Sulphur-crested Cockatoo going east for ages. The subspecies fitzroyi has pale blue orbital skin around the eye.

Brown Honeyeater


Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)

These Brown Honeyeaters thought that they were hummingbirds. They were feeding on the wing.

Dunham River bird list

Star Finch (Neochmia ruficauda)
Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton)
White-gaped Honeyeater (Stomiopera unicolor)
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (Ptilotula flavescens)
White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis albogularis)
Brown Honeyeater
Little Friarbird
Red-tailed Black-cockatoo
Little Woodswallow
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita fitzroyi)

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