Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

June 21, 2019

Far North Queensland

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Atherton Tablelands

From Normanton, I kept headed east past the 40 Mile Scrub, Mount Surprise and Archers Creek where I stopped for a few nights rest by a relaxing babbling brook. Heading off again I stopped for a few days at Ravenshoe at the Railway Caraven Park right in the middle of town, which was a big change for me. I could even walk to the supermarket. When I got to Atherton, I had a look at Hasties Swamp National Park – Nyleta Wetland. There must have been more than five thousand Plumed Whistling-ducks there. Not much else though. Then off to the Bonadia RV Park just out of Atherton Town. There is an amazing scrap of rainforest on the edge of the park that is truly amazing. In the morning I got heaps of birds. Just look.

Pale-yellow Robin


Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito nana)

Bower's Shrikethrush


Bower’s Shrikethrush (Colluricincla boweri)

Brown Gerygone


Brown Gerygone (Gerygone mouki mouki)

Spectacled Monarch


Spectacled Monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatus)

Spotted Catbird


Spotted Catbird (Ailuroedus melanotis)

Freckled Duck


Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa)

Wake up!

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin


Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax)

White-throated Treecreeper


White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea)

Helmeted Guineafowl


Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris)

Lewin's Honeyeater


Lewin’s Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii )

Doh! I was hoping for a Graceful Honeyeater. 🙁

Atherton Tablelands bird list

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa)
Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito nana)
Spectacled Monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatus)
Spotted Catbird (Ailuroedus melanotis)
Brown Gerygone (Gerygone mouki mouki)
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax)
Bower’s Shrikethrush (Colluricincla boweri)
Olive-backed Oriole
Willie Wagtail
House Sparrow
Muscovy Duck
Australian Brushturkey
Comb-crested Jacana
Pacific Black Duck
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Australasian Swamphen
Plumed Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)
Eastern Whipbird
Helmeted Guineafowl
Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta)
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea)
Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis)
Mistletoebird
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis vegetus)
Bar-shouldered Dove
Golden-Headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis)
Lewin’s Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii )

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