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December 18, 2018

The Tarkine

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Last Day in Tasmania

This is it, the last day in Tasmania. camped the night before at Julius River in the Tarkine. They had a great rainforest walk and a nice river walk but not much birds.

Eastern Spinebill
Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris dubius)

The only interesting bird was a Tasmanian sub-species of the Eastern Spinebill.

Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Lobster
Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Lobster (Astacopsis gouldi)

Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Lobster (Astacopsis gouldi) is the largest freshwater invertebrate in the world. It is only found in the rivers of Northern Tasmania. I found this one crossing the road in the pouring rain at Edith Creek heading towards Smithton. I stopped to pick it up but it got angry at me and was going to bite me so I just kicked him off the road so he would not get run over. The people at the shop said that it was only a little one. doh! And, fun fact, there is a $10,000 fine for taking one.

Common Starling
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

At Smithton Foreshore I went for a walk and took some photos. I liked this one of a Common Starling with a worm. ha ha.

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus xanthanotus)

Just before I left This mob of Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo were munching on these banksia cones. yummy.

North Tasmania bird list

Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris dubius)
Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis)
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus xanthanotus)
Masked Lapwing
Little Wattlebird

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