Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 12, 2019

Inland Pilbara Birding

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Nanutarra to Parabadoo

I headed off from Exmouth very late in the afternoon and drove nearly 300 kilometers to Nanutarra road-house where I filled up with petrol and coke. Up the road towards Parabadoo until I found a camp site and bedded down for the night. It has been raining around the Pilbara so there is a lot of water lying around.

Spinifex Pigeon


Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera ferriginea)

The sub-species ferriginea occurs south of the Kimberley in Western Australia. They are smaller with a reddish belly with narrow brey breast band and reddish iris.

Torresian or Little Crow


Torresian or Little Crow ?

Yellow-throated Miner


Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina flavigula wayensis)

Pied Butcherbird


Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis picatus)

Black Kite


Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

It has been ages since I have seen a Black Kite.

Pilbara bird list

Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera ferriginea)
Torresian Crow (Corvus orru) or Little Crow (Corvus benetti)
Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis picatus)
Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina flavigula wayensis)
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Magpie-lark
Zebra Finch (Taenopygia guttata)

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