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May 7, 2019

Manbulloo Station

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Katherine Birding

I made it to Katherine from the Western Australian border after about three days. I lobbed into town but it was a public holiday so the library was closed. After doing some shopping and indulging in some decadent Maccas, I headed back to Manbulloo Station, Which is about thirteen kilometers west of Katherine and has a nice camping area. No swimming pool but hot showers and a camp kitchen. Good enough for me. In the afternoon I went for a walk along the Katherine River. And in the morning repeated the process.

Yellow Oriole


Yellow Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus)

This is an adult Yellow Oriole with mostly yellow belly, red bill and eye.

Radjah Shelduck


Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna radjah)

I saw three pairs of Radjah Shelduck on the river bank but nothing else. doh!

Spangled Drongo


Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus baileyi)

I have not seen a Spangled Drongo for a long time.

Pheasant Coucal


Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus melanurus)

This Pheasant Coucal was displaying some beautiful plumage.

Galah


Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla kuhli)

This is an amazing display by a northern male Galah, sub-species kuhli.

Blue-winged Kookaburra


Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii)

Red-collared Lorikeet


Red-collared Lorikeet (Trichoglossus rubritorquis)

White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike


White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina papuensis hypoleuca)

Katherine bird list

Yellow Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus)
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus baileyi)
Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna radjah)
Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus melanurus)
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina papuensis hypoleuca)
Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris falcata)
Australian White Ibis
Red-tailed Black-cockatoo
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii)
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Bar-shouldered Dove
Peaceful Dove
Crested Pigeon
Red-collared Lorikeet (Trichoglossus rubritorquis)
Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis)
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
Galah

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