Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 3, 2013

Nambucca Heads Birds

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Nambucca River Boardwalk.

I stopped at the side of the Nambucca River for breakfast this morning and saw a few birds flitting around the casuarinas. After my morning muesli, I got out the camera and went for a walk along the board-walk that goes along the river. The birds I originally saw, I was unable to identify. They were something like Lewin’s Honeyeater or a Yellow-faced Honeyeater, but I was unable to make a satisfactory identification.

Blue-faced Honeyeater
Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)

I did see a bunch of Blue-faced Honeyeaters feeding on these gorgeous bottle-brushes by the side of the road.

juvenile Blue-faced Honeyeater
juvenile Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)

The juvenile Blue-faced Honeyeaters have an olive-yellow facial skin around the eye instead of the adult bright blue.
Little Wattlebird

Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)

The Little Wattlebirds were also having a feed on the bottle-brushes. They have the most beautiful streaking on the chests and wings.

Nambucca Heads birds

Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)
Australian Pelican
Crested Pigeon
Magpie-lark
Silver Gull
Pacific Black Duck
Pied Butcherbird

2 Comments »

  1. Love your photos

    Comment by Gwen Newman — April 8, 2018 @ 1:30 am

  2. thank you.

    steve

    Comment by admin — April 10, 2018 @ 11:08 pm

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