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March 24, 2015

Outback NSW birding

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From Narromine to Cobar.

I am now in Cobar. At Narromine there was a huge flock of Little Corella by the river.

Little Corella
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea)

At Nyngan, the most interesting thing was the helicopter in the park. It was a gift from the government because the town was evacuated from flooding in 1990 by helicopter. I think this one is an Iriquois.

Iriquois helicopter
Helicopter.

I stopped at Hermidale Rest Area and walked along the train line for a while. There were lots of Noisy Miners and a mob of Grey-crowned Babblers.

Outback nsw
Outback New South Wales.

spider
Spider.

Florida Rest Area is on the Barrier Highway, 80 kilometers from Nyngan and 50 kilometers from Cobar. On the border between the shires of Bogan and Cobar.

Noisy Miner
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)

There are lots of Noisy Miner, some Red-winged Parrots, mainly female or juvenile. I did happen to see one adult male. The birds were drinking out of a plastic bowl near a water tank.

Red-winged Parrot
Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus).

Outback NSW bird list

Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea)
Grey-crowned Babbler
Apostlebird
Australian Ringneck
Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)
Noisy Miner
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Pied Butcherbird

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