Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

June 24, 2019

Mount Molloy and Julatten

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Mount Molloy

After Mareeba, I headed north to Mount Molloy. In the morning I went along the track towards town at Rifle Creek Rest Area. There were a few birds but not many. Inside the rainforest sections, it was a nightmare trying to get decent photos as the light was abysmal. You really need specialized gear for rainforest photography. arghhh!!! Later in the morning I headed towards Julatten and stopped off at Abattoir Swamp for a while.

Wompoo Fruit-dove


Wompoo Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)

Lovely Fairy-wren


Lovely Fairy-wren (Malurus amabilis)

A really terrible photo but it is all I got. doh!

Little Shrike-thrush


Little Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha)

Spotted Catbird


Spotted Catbird (Ailuroedus melanotis)

Spectacled Monarch - adult


Spectacled Monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatus) – adult

The adult Spectacled Monarch has a black mask extending past the eyes and a black bib under the bill.

Spectacled Monarch   - juvenile


Spectacled Monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatus) – juvenile

The juvenile Spectacled Monarch has no black on the face, only a white stripe.

Rainbow Lorikeet


Rainbow Lorikeet (Triglossus moluccanus)

A rare shot of a Rainbow Lorikeet showing the underneath feathers and the colours.

Northern  Fantail


Northern Fantail ( Rhipidura rufiventris )

Dusky Honeyeater


Dusky Honeyeater (Myzomela obscura harterti)

Mount Molloy bird list

Lovely Fairy-wren (Malurus amabilis)
Wompoo Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)
Little Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha)
Northern Fantail ( Rhipidura rufiventris )
Spotted Catbird (Ailuroedus melanotis)
4494 Bowers ST ?
Olive-backed Sunbird
Dusky Honeyeater (Myzomela obscura harterti)
Spectacled Monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatus)
Brown Goshawk
Laughing Kookaburra
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Spangled Drongo
Lewins Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Dusky Honeyeater
Bar-shouldered Dove
Peaceful Dove

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