Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 22, 2019

Mary River National Park

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Bird Billabong

After leaving Kakadu National Park, I headed west along the Arnhem Highway until I got to the Mary River National Park. I chucked a right turn and went into see the Mary River Billabong in the afternoon. Not much there except this Brown Goshawk who I disturbed eating some prey on the ground.

Broad-billed Flycatcher - maybe


Broad-billed Flycatcher (Myiagra ruficollis)

I think this is a Broad-billed Flycatcher. But still not sure. Probably a Leaden Flycatcher. doh! Edit. Definitely a Broad-billed Flycatcher. Thank you Nikolas.

Leaden Flycatcher


Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula concinna)

Brown Goshawk


Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)

Bird Billabong walk takes you to a shallow billabong that changes its character with the seasons. It is sandwiched between the Mary River Channel and the Mount Bundey Hills. I met a bunch of people on a bird tour with Experience the Wild – NT Bird Watching and Nature Tours. (www.experiencethewild.com.au)

Red-collared Lorikeet


Red-collared Lorikeet (Trichoglossus rubritorquis)

Amazing shot of the underside of the wings. Very colourful.

Silver-crowned Friarbird


Silver-crowned Friarbird (Philemon argenticeps)

Lemon-bellied Flycatcher


Lemon-bellied Flycatcher (Microeca flavigaster flavigaster)

Brush Cuckoo


Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus dumetorum)

I think this is barred morph immature Brush Cuckoo.

Northern Fantail


Northern Fantail (Rhipidura rufiventris )

White-necked Heron


White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica)

Mary River National Park bird list

Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)
Red-winged Parrot
Red-collared Lorikeet
Spangled Drongo
White-winged Triller
Banded Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater
Silver-crowned Friarbird
Little Friarbird
Rufous Whistler
Willie Wagtail
Northern Fantail
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher (Microeca flavigaster flavigaster)
Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus dumetorum)
Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula concinna)
Broad-billed Flycatcher (Myiagra ruficollis)
Great Bowerbird
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Masked Finch (Peophila personata personata)
Red-tailed Black-cockatoo
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Little Woodswallow
Green Pygmy-goose
Radjah Shelduck
Plumed Whistling-duck
Black-fronted Dotterel
Glossy Ibis
Brolga
Pied Heron
White-faced Heron
White-necked Heron
Masked Lapwing
Royal Spoonbill
Australasian Darter
Whiskered Tern

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