Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 14, 2019

Northern Territory upwards

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Katherine to Pine Creek

My first stop was the turnoff to Edith Falls. They were burning off the bush and there was fire and smoke around us all night. In the morning I headed north up the Stuart Highway to Fergusson River and did some sewing repairs before being driven off by flies. I carried on to Pine Creek where I stayed at the old Pine Creek racecourse. The next morning I spent at the Pine Creek Railway Reservoir.

Partridge Pigeon


Partridge Pigeon (Geophaps smithii smithi)

This sub-species smithi of the Partridge Pigeon has red facial skin.

Brush Cuckoo


Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus dumetorum)

Unbarred morph female.

Long-tailed Finch


Long-tailed Finch (Poephila acuticauda hecki)

  • ssp with red bill – northern nt
Red-tailed Black-cockatoo


Red-tailed Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhynchus)

White-throated Honeyeater


White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)

Northern Rosella


Northern Rosella (Platycercus venustus)

Little Crow


Little Crow (Corvus bennetti)

Blue-faced Honeyeater


Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis albipennis)

Masked Lapwing


Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles miles)

Sub-species miles is slimmer, paler, with no black on hindneck or breast.

Silver-crowned Friarbird


Silver-crowned Friarbird (Philemon argenticeps)

Northern Fantail


Northern Fantail (Rhipidura rufiventris)

 White-winged Triller


White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor)

Pine Creek bird list

Red-tailed Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhynchus)
White-breasted Woodswallow
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelis humeralis)
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Double-barred Finch
Long-tailed Finch (Poephila acuticauda hecki)
Red-collared Lorikeet
White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor)
White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)
Partridge Pigeon (Geophaps smithii smithi)
Crested Pigeon
Masked Lapwing
Straw-necked Ibis
Red-winged Parrot
Northern Rosella (Platycercus venustus)
Little Crow
Pied Butcherbird
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater
White-gaped Honeyeater
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Yellow-throated Miner
Galah
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Silver-crowned Friarbird (Philemon argenticeps)
Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis)
Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus dumetorum)
Peaceful Dove
Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris)
Whistling Kite
Black Kite
Northern Fantail (Rhipidura rufiventris)

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