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February 6, 2019

Lake Monjingup Birding

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Lake Monjingup Reserve

I did escape from Esperance yesterday afternoon but I am back here again this morning processing these photos. Lake Monjingup Reserve is about 15 kilometers east of Esperance.

Musk Duck  - female


Musk Duck (Biziura lobata) – female

Grey Fantail


Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa preissi)

These Grey Fantails around here have a bit of rufous in the chest and belly.

Black-fronted Dotterel


Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)

Yellow-billed Spoonbill and Little Pied Cormorant


Yellow-billed Spoonbill and Little Pied Cormorant

Hoary-headed Grebe


Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus )

Adult breeding.

Western Wattlebird


Western Wattlebird (Anthochaera lunulata)

Western Australia endemic bird.

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike


Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae melanops)

I thought there was a Western sub-species but this is the same one as back east. There is a sub-species subpallida in the Gascoyne region up north.

Yellow-rumped Thornbill


Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorhoa chrysorhoa)

Lake Monjingup bird list

Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa preissi)
Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus )
Australasian Grebe
Musk Duck (Biziura lobata)
Chestnut Teal
Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Australian White Ibis
White-faced Heron
Little Pied Cormorant
New Holland Honeyeater
Western Wattlebird (Anthochaera lunulata)
Grey Butcherbird
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae melanops)
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorhoa chrysorhoa)
Crested Pigeon
Australian Magpie

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