Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 28, 2018

Triabunna Tasmania

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Triabunna and Maria Island

When I got to Triabunna, I went for a drive along the coast a bit south and found a flowering gum full of Musk Lorikeets feeding.

Musk Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet ( Glossopsitta concinna didimus )

And some Little Wattlebirds.

Little Wattlebird
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera tasmanica )

Then I came back to Triabunna and went for a walk along the Maclaines Estuary near Dead Man’s Island.

Noisy Miner
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala leachi)

This morning I had breakfast near the beach at Orford and saw some Noisy Miners, local race leachi. As well as some southern race Australian Magpies, race tyrannica if I remember correctly. (Nearly right).

Scarlet Robin
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang leggii)

I was not sure if I was going to Maria Island on the boat but I decided that I would. I am glad I did because I got a couple of decent shots but it rained most of the time and it was miserable. I got soaked. 🙁

Cape Barren Goose
Cape Barren Goose ( Cereopsis novaehollandiae)

Black Currawong
Black Currawong (Strepera fulignosa )

The Black Currawong is a Tasmanian endemic. I have been looking for it for a week.

Flinders Island Wombat
Flinders Island Wombat (Vombatus ursinus ursinus)

This is the Flinders Island sub-species of the Common Wombat. They are much lighter and blonder.

Triabunna and Maria Island bird list

Musk Lorikeet
Little Wattlebird
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Chestnut Teal
White-faced Heron
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala leachi)
Australian Magpie, race tyrannicus ??
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Tasmanian Native-hen
Scarlet Robin
Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus)
Cape Barren Goose
Black Currawong

Flinders Island Wombat
Tasmanian Pademelon
Forester Kangaroo

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