Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 27, 2015

Marla to NT

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North of Marla birding

Heading north from Marla in South Australia, you start to get a few dry creeks with eucalypts in the sandy bottoms. First one was the Indulkana creek but it was the middle of the day and very hot so nothing much about just Singing Honeyeater and Willy Wagtail. I camped at Tarcoonyinna creek which is about 60k north of marla. There were lots of raptor nests in creek trees. In the morning I spotted a whole heap of birds near the road as I was driving out.

Southern Whiteface
Southern Whiteface

I thought these were Chestnut-breasted but it was just the reflection of the red dirt on their white chests. doh!

Black-faced Woodswallow
Black-faced Woodswallow

I had not really noticed the crests on these Galahs before but they are quite striking.

Galahs
Galah

I am not sure what this is. Probably a female Rufous Whistler or a Grey Shrike-thrush. I dunno.

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Not sure.

At the Northern Territory border there were lots of Zebra Finch hanging around the water tank.

Zebra Finch
Zebra Finch

This male Rufous Whistler is pretty much all I saw on a late afternoon walk along the border.

male Rufous Whistler
male Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris)

Marla to NT bird list

Red-capped Robin
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Grey Butcherbird
Galah
Weebill
Black-faced Woodswallow
Southern Whiteface
Crested Bellbird
White-winged Fairy-wren
White-plumed Honeyeater
Yellow-throated Miner
Zebra Finch
Rufous Whistler male (Pachycephala rufiventris)
Singing Honeyeater
Willy Wagtail

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