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February 11, 2019

Porongurup Birding

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Porongurup National Park

After the Stirling Ranges, I went south towards Albany and found the Porongurup National Park. The first stop was the Granite Skywalk at Castle Rock. But horror, it was packed with tourists so i made a quick getaway and went to the Tree in the Rock Picnic Area. Luckily it was much quieter there.

White-breasted Robin


White-breasted Robin (Eopsaltria georgiana)

These ones were plentiful around the picnic tables, and they came really close. They must have been really used to people. They are an endemic Western Australian bird.

Rufous Treecreeper


Rufous Treecreeper (Climacteris rufus)

One Rufous Treecreeper came within two meters of me while I was sitting having my breakfast. So close that I could not take a photo.

Red-eared Firetail - juvenile


Red-eared Firetail (Stagonopleura oculata)

The Red-eared Firetail (Stagonopleura oculata) is the only finch found in the south-west of Western Australia. It prefers moist forests and dense coastal heath. It feeds on seeds from shrubs and sedges. This one is a juvenile without the red ears.

Western Yellow Robin


Western Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria griseogularis)

Check out the amazing yellow belly on this Western Yellow Robin. Well-named.

Splendid Fairy-wren - eclipse male


Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens splendens)

This is an eclipse male Spendid Fairy-wren.

Splendid Fairy-wren - female


Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens splendens)

Female with the reddish lores and bill.

Red-tailed Black-cockatoo


Red-tailed Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii naso)

Porongurup National Park bird list

White-breasted Robin (Eopsaltria georgiana)
Rufous Treecreeper (Climacteris rufus)
Red-eared Firetail (Stagonopleura oculata)
Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens splendens)
Red-winged Fairy-wren (Malurus elegans)
White-browed Scrubwren
Western Rosella (Platycercus icterotis)
New Holland Honeyeater
Australian Magpie
Western Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria griseogularis)
Red-tailed Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii naso)
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang campbelli)

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