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Saturday, November 18, 2017

MALE SUPERB FAIRY-WREN ON WIRE, ROAD TO O'REILLY'S, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA



FRUIT BATS SLEEPING & HANGING FROM TREES, ROAD TO O'REILLY'S, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

   There are two species of Fruit Bats in these tree: Grey-headed Flying Fox  and Black Fruit Bat.








MALE SACRED KINGFISHER ON#BAL WIRE, ROAD TO O'REILLY'S, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA




AUSTRALIAN PELICANS, ROAD TO O'REILLY'S, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA



BLACK SWAN, ROAD TO O'REILLY'S, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA



MALE RED-BACKED FAIRY-WREN, ON ROAD TO O'REILLY'S, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


FEMALE SUPERB FAIRY-WREN AT NEST, EAGLEBY WETLANDS, EAGLEBY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA tf


MAGPIE GEESE, EAGLEBY WETLANDS, EAGLEBY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this goose as a Magpie Goose by its black neck and head, knob on the crown, white underparts, white upper back, black lower upperparts, orange legs, hooked bill and orangish bill with white tip.
   The Magpie Goose is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 707.





HARDHEADS, EAGLEBY WETLANDS, EAGLEBY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


AUSTRALASIAN SWAMPHEN, EAGLEBY WETLANDS, EAGLEBY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


Friday, November 17, 2017

INTERMEDIATE EGRET & DUSKY MOORHEN, EAGLEBY WETLANDS, EAGLEBY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


DUSKY MOORHEN, EAGLEBY WETLANDS, EAGLEBY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


DOLLARBIRD, EAGLEBY WETLANDS, EAGLEBY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


LITTLE PIED CORMORANT, EAGLEBY WETLANDS, EAGLEBY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

   When we reached New Zealand on this trip, we learned that there the Cormorant is called a Shag.



NONBREEDING GOLDEN-HEADED CISTICOLA, EAGLEBY WETLANDS, EAGLEBY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


SILVEREYE, EAGLEBY WETLANDS, EAGLEBY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this bird as a Silvereye by its conspicuous white ring around the eye, yellow throat and olive-green head.
   The Silvereye is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 706.



GALAH ON WIRE, EAGLEBY WETLANDS, EAGLEBY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA



BUSH STONE-CURLEW OR BUSH THICK-KNEE, BRISBANE BOTANIC GARDEN, BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


AUSTRALIAN WHITE IBIS, BRISBANE BOTANIC GARDEN, BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA





SCALY-BREASTED LORIKEET, CAIRNS, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

   This parrot was in the same tree  (outside McDonald's) in Cairns that the Rainbow Lorikeet in the previous post was on.  We can ID this parrot as a Scaly-breasted Lorikeet by its plain green head, red bill, green underparts and yellow markings on underparts. 
   The Scaly-breasted Lorikeet is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 705.



RAINBOW LORIKEET, CAIRNS, QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA


   This bird was on a tree outside McDonald's in Cairns.  This is a hotspot for Lorikeets.   We can ID this parrot as a Rainbow Lorikeets by its deep blue head, deep green upperparts, orange-red breast and bright red bill.
   The Rainbow Lorikeet is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 704.





Thursday, November 16, 2017

GREY TEAL, NYLETA WETLANDS, HASTIES SWAMP NATIONAL PARK, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this duck as a Australian Grey Teal by its almost all grey-brown plumage, contrast between dark crown and much paler face and throat (this differentiates it from the female Chestnut Teal) and feathers edged in buff,  except at the rump.
   The Grey Teal is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 703.





WHITE-NECKED HERON, NYLETA WETLANDS, HASTIES SWAMP NATIONAL PARK, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this heron as a White-necked Heron by its white neck with distinctive black spots in the center of the lower foreneck and throat, slate gray upperparts and underparts and black bill, 
   The White-necked Heron is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 702.




WANDERING WHISTLING-DUCK, NYLETA WETLANDS, HASTIES SWAMP NATIONAL PARK, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this duck as a Wandering Whistling-Duck by its overall rufous color, paler face and front of neck, darker crown, dark bill and white plumes along the flank.
   The Wandering Whistling-Duck is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 701.



NONBREEDING AUSTRALASIAN GREBE, NYLETA WETLANDS, HASTIES SWAMP NATIONAL PARK, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


HARDHEAD, NYLETA WETLANDS, HASTIES SWAMP NATIONAL PARK, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this duck as a Hardhead by its chocolate brown head, distinct white eye,  rufous sides and blue and white bill.
   The Hardhead is a new species toour Photographic Life List, which now stands at 700.



PINK-EARED DUCKS, NYLETA WETLANDS, HASTIES SWAMP NATIONAL PARK, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this duck as a Pink-eared Duck by its large spatulate bill, brown back, black and white barred  sides, black eye patch extending to the nape on an otherwise white face and pink spot in the corner formed by the black head pattern.
   The Pink-eared Duck is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 699.





AUSTRALASIAN SWAMPHEN, NYLETA WETLANDS, HASTIES SWAMP NATIONAL PARK, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


CATTLE EGRET, NYLETA WETLANDS, HASTIES SWAMP NATIONAL PARK, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


BLACK KITE PERCHED ON BRANCH, NYLETA WETLANDS, HASTIES SWAMP NATIONAL PARK, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA



BLACK-WINGED STILT, NYLETA WETLANDS, HASTIES SWAMP NATIONAL PARK, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA