Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 15, 2018

On to Arthur River

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 4:04 am

North-west Tasmania Birding

The first place I started off in the North-west of Tasmania was at Green Point. The weather was windy and rainy and not very pleasant There were a few birds on the beach braving the strong winds but they must have been crazy.

Orange-bellied Parrot
Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)

But I am going to start from the last place first. I was very lucky to get this shot of an Orange-bellied Parrot Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma) at Couta Rocks, 15 kilometers south of Arthur River. It really is wild rugged country down here.

White-fronted Chat
White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

And another surprise was this White-fronted Chat just above the cottages along the point.

Red-capped Plover
Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)

I still have not seen and Hooded Plovers. doh!

Olive Whistler
Olive Whistler (Pachycephala olivacea apatetes)

At Arthur River, I had a walk along the road to the boat ramp and found a few birds.

New Holland Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae canescens)

The Tasmanian race canescens of the New Holland Honeyeater .

Tasmanian Native-hen
Tasmanian Native-hen (Tribonyx mortierii)

And last but not least the obligatory Tasmanian Native-hen.

Green Rosella
Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus )

A few kilometers south I stayed at the Prickly Wattle Camp Ground and went for a walk in the afternoon.

Tasmanian Thornbill
Tasmanian Thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii)

Grey Fantail
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa albiscapa)

Once again the Tasmanian race albiscapa

North-west Tasmania bird list

Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)
White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)
Red-capped Plover
Pacific Gull
Silver Gull
Grey Teal
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae canescens)
Tasmanian Native-hen
Olive Whistler (Pachycephala olivacea apatetes)
Green Rosella
Tasmanian Thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii)
Grey Fantail
White-faced Heron
Masked Lapwing
Sooty Oystercatcher
Australian Pied Oystercatcher

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