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July 26, 2013

Sawpit Creek Birding

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Kosciusko National Park.

Sawpit Creek is 1200 meters above sea level in Montane forested area. It is at a boundary between wet and dry sclerophyll forests. This is an area where snow falls but does not last.

White-eared Honeyeater
White-eared Honeyeater (Lichenostomus leucotis)

The White-eared Honeyeater has a conspicuous white ear patch with a black face, chin and throat. They have bright olive-green upperparts and a yellowish-green abdomen (Simpson and Day).

Pied Currawong
Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)

The Pied Currawong has a hooked bill and yellow eyes. There is a prominent white patch on the wings. In the picnic areas around the national park, they have taken to stealing food from travellers. They stole a cheese sandwich from me. As soon as you turn your back on them, they are at your table, looking for anything to eat.

Brushtail Possum
Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Last night, at Thredbo Diggings camp, I managed a shot of a Brushtail Possum in the tree. They too, like to steal food from the campers at the picnic areas.

Sawpit Creek birds

Pied Currawong
Superb Fairy-wren
Crimson Robin
Australian Raven
White-backed Magpie
White-eared Honeyeater

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