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May 2, 2009

Bird Photography – Bowra Station 090415b

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Bowra Station, Cunnamulla Bird Photography, 15th April, 2009. pm.

In the afternoon I did a bit of a walk around the lagoon and photographed these Yellow-billed Spoonbills(Platalea flavipes). But, notice that the bird on the right is a Royal Spoonbill. I think we have a case of the Ugly Duckling going on and he thinks he is a Yellow-billed Spoonbill. He was hanging around with the flock the whole while I was there.

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

This Chestnut-crowned Babbler(Pomatostomus ruficeps) was in the area under the trees with his gang of reprobates.

Chestnut-crowned Babbler

Later on, we went to the Sawpit waterhole. There were heaps of Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters, as well as White-plumed Honeyeaters. This Red-winged Parrot(Aprosmictus erythropterus) was in the trees around the waterhole.

Red-winged Parrot

I finally managed to get a photograph of a Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo(Cacatua leadbeateri), but this is the best I got. They are also known as Pink Cockatoos and mainly inhabit arid and semi-arid woodlands. The Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo feed on a wide variety of native foods as well as exotic weeds and cereal crops.

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo

Last but not least is the Hooded Robin(Melanodryas cucullata). It is in the Family Petroicidae. Their preferred habitat is dry forests, woodlands, mallee, and scrublands.

Restless Flycatcher

Bowra Station Bird Species List, 15/4/09 pm

Black-tailed Native-hen
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Chestnut-crowned Babbler
Diamond Dove
Red-winged Parrot
Major Mithcell’s Cockatoo
Australian Ringneck
Restless Flycatcher
Royal Spoonbill

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