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ScreamingSwifts
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Apr 22, 2014 01:53 |  #1

Having been inspired by the excellent "Birds in the Australian Capital Territory" thread and having recently acquired my first super zoom, I thought it would be an idea to create a thread for birds from the rest of Australia - ACT birds are also welcome ;)

Please feel free to join in the thread, the more the merrier :) Wild birds only, no captive shots please.

I'm relatively new to Australia, and very much at the learning stage with regards to identifying the native birds - so please feel free to point out any misidentifications!


I'll kick it off with a very typical Aussie bird, the Willie Wagtail. This little one posed very nicely for me for a few seconds, then flew straight at me and proceeded to follow/chase me all across the park :lol: They are feisty little things!

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rawshorty
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Apr 22, 2014 02:15 |  #2

Excellent start, the "black and whites" as we call them are very hard to expose correctly. Well done.


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rawshorty
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Apr 22, 2014 02:20 |  #3

I will start off with a Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus magnirostris) i got at the Snowy River entrance at Marlow, Victory. Taken in March this year.

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ScreamingSwifts
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Apr 22, 2014 02:25 |  #4

Next up a very iconic West Australian bird that has quickly become a firm favourite of mine, and sends me rushing outside whenever I hear its piercing call.

Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo - they are unfortunately listed as endangered and only found in south-western Western Australia.

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Apr 22, 2014 02:28 |  #5

Thanks and very nice curlew Shorty :) I've only seen those in the zoo so far, but now I have this lens I will start exploring more.


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rawshorty
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Apr 22, 2014 02:43 |  #6

ScreamingSwifts wrote in post #16852031external link
Thanks and very nice curlew Shorty :) I've only seen those in the zoo so far, but now I have this lens I will start exploring more.

Thanks, if you have seen them at the zoo i would think the ones you saw would have been Bush Stone-curlew? I could be wrong though.


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ScreamingSwifts
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Apr 23, 2014 00:39 |  #7

Yes Shorty, they were the bush ones :)

Today's (archive) offering from WA is another scarce local black cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii naso . There are five subspecies of Red-tailed Black cockatoos in Australia. This one is only found in south-west WA from near Perth south to just east of Albany. The Forest Reds feed on Marri, Jarrah, Blackbutt, Karri, Sheoak and Snottygobble. Also on some garden eucalypts and berries of introduced White Cedar (Cape Lilac). Only naso the forest form is listed as Vulnerable as its overall distribution and population have declined greatly over the past 50 years.

http://www.blackcockat​oorecovery.com .../forest-redtail-cockatoo/ (external link)
http://www.roleybushca​re.com ...red-tailed-black-cockatoo (external link)

I'm very fortunate as they have appeared a few times on my neighbors tree so I'm able to get a good look at them. They are very large, striking, noisy birds :)

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Peter2516
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Apr 23, 2014 02:53 |  #8

I have no birds from Australia to post yet but would like to say this is a great idea screamimgswift kudos to you. Awesome shots by the way guys. Great start. Someday I will be able to post pic here since I am planning to visit my brother in Sydney.


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rawshorty
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Apr 23, 2014 05:32 |  #9

Today south of Port Macquarie.

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Apr 23, 2014 05:45 as a reply to rawshorty's post |  #10

I'll happily join in....

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Apr 23, 2014 06:07 |  #11

Thanks Peter :)

Great capture Shorty, and damn Andrew, stunning! I'm just going to give up now :lol:


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Apr 23, 2014 06:35 as a reply to ScreamingSwifts's post |  #12

Beautiful birds so far and I look forward to seeing more of them. Great idea for a thread ScreamingSwifts.

I'm still organising my flickr photostream so will just attach these.
These birds visit our feeder daily and are taken in my backyard, in The Southern Highlands N.S.W

First one is a Galah (as known as a Rose-Breasted cockatoo) the second one is a Yellow crested Cockatoo.
I have many other birds, will need to do a little searching and post more later.

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ScreamingSwifts
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Apr 23, 2014 07:30 |  #13

Those are lovely Sonia, I look forward to seeing more from you :) I have lots more too, but need to label them all first!


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Apr 23, 2014 08:22 as a reply to ScreamingSwifts's post |  #14

A few from my locale (The Entrance, NSW)

A lazy Pelican

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A rumpled Rainbow Lorikeet
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Kookaburra waiting for the BBQ treats
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Lyn2011
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Apr 26, 2014 05:06 |  #15

Beautiful pics here.




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