Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 18, 2019

Kakadu National Park 5

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Burdulba Creek and Ubirr

From Cooinda area, I headed north to Burdulba Creek and slept at Malabanjbanjdju Camping Ground. The mosquitos were horrendous. There were millions of them. I had to make friends with some backpackers to hang around their fire to get some relief from the stinging hordes. In the morning I had breakfast as quickly as possibly and headed for the creek and the surrounding billabongs.

Pacific Baza


Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata)

Little Friarbird


Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis)

Silver-crowned Honeyeater


Silver-crowned Honeyeater (Philemon argenticeps)

You can see why they get their name.

Rufous-throated Honeyeater  - juvenile


Rufous-throated Honeyeater (Conopophila rufogularis) – juvenile

Black-necked Stork  - female


Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) – female

The next day I headed towards Ubirr and camped at the Merl Campground. Same story with the mosquitos. I went for a walk around the camping aread and in the morning drove to the Ubirr area where I walked around the roads and the riverfront near the East Alligator River. I learnt the word for Northern Territory aboriginals – binning.

immature Peaceful Dove


immature Peaceful Dove

I have no idea what this is. Very likely a juvenile something. edit. Peaceful Dove.

Grey-crowned Babbler


Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)

Very backlit. Something different.

Long-tailed Finch


Long-tailed Finch (Poephila acuticauda hecki)

Spangled Drongo


Spangled Drongo

I think this is a Spangled Drongo but the shiny blue wing patch seems a bit weird to me.

Yellow Oriole


Yellow Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus)

Kakadu National Park bird list

Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata)
Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis)
Silver-crowned Honeyeater (Philemon argenticeps)
Rufous-throated Honeyeater (Conopophila rufogularis)
Nankeen Night-heron
Radjah Shelduck
Plumed Whistling-duck
Green Pygmy-goose
Straw-necked Ibis
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Pheasant Coucal
Little Black Cormorant
Rainbow Bee-eater
Bar-shouldered Dove
Peaceful Dove
Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)
Red-winged Parrot
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Long-tailed Finch (Poephila acuticauda hecki)
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus)
Yellow Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus)

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