Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 23, 2015

Tyto Wetlands Redux

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North Queensland Birding.

Well here I am back in Ingham and digging around in the Tyto Wetlands. I love the place. I saw some Green Pygmy-goose this afternoon. I did not see them last time. And I saw some mannikins I think. Not sure exactly what they are until I have a good look at them. Nutmeg Mannikin. And Cotton Pygmy-goose. Amazing!

Little Egret
Little Egret

This morning I got up early before sunrise and even did not have breakfast or a cup of coffee! And it was cold and wet grass. At least when the sun came up I got some good light unlike the last time I was here with overcast skies and bad bad light.

Australasian Figbird
Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres vieilloti flaviventris)

This is the northern “Yellow Figbird”, the flaviventris race of the Australasian Figbird. They have a very yellow front.

Spangled Drongo
Spangled Drongo

Comb-crested Jacana
Comb-crested Jacana

Red-backed Fairy-wren
Red-backed Fairy-wren

This Red-backed Fairy-wren mob were huddled up against the cold. brrr.

Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo
Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo (Chalcites basalis)

The Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo has a rufous edge along the tail feathers.

Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo
Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo (Chalcites basalis)

And the bars on the chest do not go all the way across. Not sure why one has a red eye and the other a white eye?

Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Green Pygmy-goose
Green Pygmy-goose

This is the male and female in good light.

Ingham bird list

Spangled Drongo
Red-backed Finch
Straw-necked Ibis
Australian White Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Great Egret
Little Egret
Magpie Goose
Hardhead
Pacific Black Duck
Wandering Whistling-duck
Green Pygmy-goose
Cotton Pygmy-goose
Comb-crested Jacana
White-breasted Woodswallow
Brown Honeyeater
Yellow Honeyeater
White-gaped Honeyeater
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Black-fronted Dotterel
Magpie-lark
Helmeted Friarbird
Red-browed Finch
Crimson Finch
Nutmeg Mannikin (Lonchura punctulata)
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin ?
Australasian Figbird
Australian Pelican
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Rufous Whistler
Olive-backed Oriole
Leaden Flycatcher
Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo (Chalcites basalis)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Rainbow Bee-eater

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