Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 22, 2019

Kakadu National Park 7

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Aurora Kakadu Resort

The Aurora Kakadu Resort is just west of the South Alligator River. I rocked in there yesterday just expecting a bite to eat and a coffee. I haphazardly asked what the price for camping was and lo and behold it was only ten dollars for an unpowered camp. This will do me I thought. Very good value. They have hot showers, drinking water and a swimming pool. woot!

Orange-footed Scrubfowl


Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt tumulus)

I got some really bad photos of the Orange-footed Scrubfowl. As soon as they saw me they took off into the trees and started bobbing up and down. Very weird. Hopefully I will get some better photos when I get north.

Australasian Figbird


Australasian Figbird (Specotheres vieilloti ashbyi)

The adult male of the top end sub-species ashbyi has bright yellow underparts and hindcollar and the mantle is olive-green, not grey.

Black-necked Stork


Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)

In the morning I went on the Gungarre Forest Walk which was nearly four kilometers long. I was very happy when I came out the end of it. There were lots of rainforest patches along the walk but not that many birds.

Red-winged Parrot


Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)

Momma feeding a baby.

Lemon-bellied Flycatcher


Lemon-bellied Flycatcher (Microeca flavigaster flavigaster)

Agile Wallaby - male


Agile Wallaby – male

backlit spider


backlit spider

full moon


full moon

Aurora Kakadu Resort bird list

Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt tumulus)
Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela rufiventris)
Australasian Figbird (Specotheres vieilloti ashbyi)
Yellow Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus)
Straw-necked Ibis
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)
Red-collared Lorikeet
Australasian Darter
Australian Pelican
Little Egret
Magpie Goose
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita fitzroyi)
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea sanguinea)
Galah
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)
Magpie-lark
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher (Microeca flavigaster flavigaster)
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
Bar-shouldered Dove
Peaceful Dove

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