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December 20, 2018

Tasmanian Endemics

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Birds of Tasmania

I have finally sorted out all my birds from Tasmania. I got a few of the endemics but not all of them.

Tasmanian Endemics

Black Currawong
Black Currawong (Strepera fulignosa)

Black Currawongs are pretty common all over Tasmania. This one was at Tungatinah Lagoon in the Central Highlands.

Forest Raven
Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus)

The only way I could ID this was that they are the only crows in Tasmania. doh!

Green Rosella - male
Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)

Relatively common all over Tasmania. This one was at Lake St Clair.

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

Very common all through Tasmania.

Tasmanian Scrubwren
Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis)

On the ground in deep forest or rainforest scrub.

Tasmanian Thornbill
Tasmanian Thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii)

At first they are very hard to distinguish between the Brown Thornbills who have a whitish edges of primaries.

Yellow Wattlebird
Yellow Wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa)

Pretty common all over Tasmania. They have a very raucous cry, so they are easy to find.

Yellow-throated Honeyeater
Yellow-throated Honeyeater (Nesoptilotis flavicollis)

Strong-billed Honeyeater
Strong-billed Honeyeater (Melithreptus validirostris)

My Tasmanian Bird List. November – December 2018

Australasian Swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus)
Australian Magpie, race tyrannica
Australian Pelican
Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides)
Australian Wood Duck
Black Currawong (Strepera fulignosa)
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae novaehollandiae)
Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)
Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla diemenensis)
Brush Bronzewing (Phaps chalcaptera)
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopis novaehollandiae novaehollandiae)
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)
Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)
Common Blackbird
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii)
Dusky Woodswallow (Artamus cyanopterus)
Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris dubius)
Eurasian Coot
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicia)
Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus)
Great Cormorant
Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)
Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus cinereus)
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa albiscapa)
Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica strigata)
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)
Hardhead (Aythya australis)
Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus)
House Sparrow
Laughing Kookaburra
Little Black Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera tasmanica)
Masked Lapwing
Musk Duck ( Biziura lobata)
Musk Lorikeet
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae canescens)
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala leachi)
Olive Whistler (Pachycephala olivacea apatetes)
Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus pacificus)
Pacific Black Duck
Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang leggii)
Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris)
Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis lateralis)
Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus)
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus striatus)
Strong-billed Honeyeater (Melithreptus validirostris)
Superb Fairy-wren
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)
Tasmanian Native-hen (Tribonyx mortierii)
Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis)
Tasmanian Thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii)
Welcome Swallow
White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster )
White-faced Heron
White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)
Yellow Wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa)
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa leachi)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus xanthanotus)
Yellow-throated Honeyeater (Nesoptilotis flavicollis)
welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxema)

Tasmanian Animals

Echidna
Flinders Island Wombat
Forester Kangaroo
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Tasmanian Pademelon (Thylogale billardierii)

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