Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 27, 2015

South Australian Birds

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Coober Pedy to Marla

The first stop coming north from Coober Pedy was Poutnoura. I went across the road to the train line and found a few Hooded Robin.

Hooded Robin
Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata)

And there is starting to get a few Zebra Finch. Later they will be everywhere the further north I go.

Zebra Finch
Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata).

Then another tick with the Redthroat.

Redthroat (Pyrrholaemus brunneus)

Just before I left, an Australian Pipit threw itself in front of my lens so I had to take its photo. It was just right there in front of my car, stopping me from going anywhere.

Australian Pipit
Australian Pipit (Anthus australis)

I stopped at the caravan park at Marla for a night. Right next to the truck stop. What a nightmare. It is not so nice trying to sleep with a truck motor going off in your ear! But I finally saw the zonarius race of the Australian Ringneck.

Port Lincoln Parrot
Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius zonarius) (Port Lincoln Parrot)

They were eating some of the gumnuts in the caravan park.

Port Lincoln Parrot
Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius zonarius)

I finally got some decent shots of the Black Kite.

Black Kite
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

And this Nankeen Kestrel came flying past with a little snake or something.

Nankeen Kestrel
Nankeen Kestrel

And landed on a water tower and proceeded to eat it.

Nankeen Kestrel
Nankeen Kestrel

South Australian bird list

Zebra Finch
crested pgeon
Hooded robin
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Black-faced Woodswallow
Crested Bellbird
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Redthroat (Pyrrholaemus brunneus)
Australian Pipit
Little Corella
black kite
Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius zonarius) (Port Lincoln Parrot)
yellow-throaed Miner
Australasian Grebe
Grey Teal

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