Trip report - long and possibly dull - Outback SA and QLD

To: Chris Charles <>
Subject: Trip report - long and possibly dull - Outback SA and QLD
From: Merrilyn Serong <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 21:15:49 +1000
I thought so, too. Fantastic reading.

Chris Charles wrote:
This is the most inspiring trip report of 2010, and there have been some very good ones.

What makes a good trip report?
Probably plenty of birds to report is a really good start - tick.
Reinforcement of travellers adage of 'Never Ask a Local- Ask another Traveller' - tick.
A bit of family involvement, even if they do smell - tick
A passing reference to 5500km in 2 weeks & the slithery roads: the nostalgia of past Redex Trials - tick

Ticks all the boxes for me. Awesome.
Great report Dave.

Chris Charles
0412 911 184

33deg 47'30"S

On 23/07/2010, at 10:26 AM, Dave & Cath wrote:

Trip report, outback South Australia & Queensland July 5 - 19, 2010

Hi Birding-Aus Birdos

I have just returned from an incredible two weeks in outback South Oz and Queensland with my twitcher son Tait. We started in Adelaide in my faithful old Paj, up the Birdsville Track, then on to Mt Isa, across to Kingfisher
Park via Normanton and Georgetown, then to Townsville, zigzagging across
inland Queensland and finally, down the Strzelecki Track and back to
Adelaide. All up 5500km. Best of all, incident free - apart from one
shredded tyre on the Strzelecki, a smashed windscreen near Georgetown and smacking a roo in the middle of Queensland - other than that, incident free.

The main reason for the trip was to witness the transformation of the arid zone by the two years of well above average rainfall and to pick up a few
niggling inland species which had so far proved hard to find. This year
would of course afford the best opportunity to see them with recruitment of
populations probable after the rains.

Highlights for me were seeing five species of grasswren in three days and the breathtaking abundance of life in the otherwise arid outback. I have to
say it was spectacular and worth the effort if you can do it.

Day 1, July 5.

We kicked off driving straight up to Mt Lyndhurst to visit the famous
Chestnut Breasted Whiteface sites at the two gates and rusty car. It was
bitterly cold and the sun was low in the sky by the time we started but
nevertheless still managed good sightings of Thick-billed Grasswrens, Rufous Fieldwren, along with enormous parties of White-winged Fairywrens with up to four or five fully coloured males in the group. Zebra Finches were also here in numbers and were to be our constant companions everywhere we went in the
inland areas. No CBWF however.

Day 2, July 6.

After an easy night at the shearers quarters at Mt Lyndhurst we headed back to the rusty car and put in a concerted effort on the CBWF. I have already
been to this location several times before but no cigar on the CBWF. We
searched high and low and wide all round the little rocky hills near the
mine and actually did locate a small party of CBWF but they were too far off to identify with surety. We did see all the usual suspects, such as Cinnamon Quail Thrush, Chirruping Wedgebills, Thick-billed Grasswrens, Little Crow, Spiny Cheeked HE, Emu and the other common species but the Whiteface eluded us. I had read a report on the net concerning a survey of the CBFW which indicated the best place to look was actually about 500 metres north of the rusty car. Half-heartedly we poked around the low vegetation in the area and as I followed a White-winged Fairywren stumbled upon a party of six or seven CBWF which sat obliging on top of the acacia shrubs and we were able watch
them for some time. Brilliant. The relief was palpable and my life as a
South Oz birdo had gained new meaning and consequence - pathetic I know -
but what can you do?

As we returned to the vehicle another group of similarly desperate souls
drove in, their anxious faces etched with the hours of wasted time spent
searching for these elusive birds. Fortunately as an experienced observer of
these rare birds I was able to magnanimously point them in the right
direction with a serene and detached benevolence. As they scampered off in
the direction of the CBWF stepping on the heads of Grasswrens and Quail
Thrush on the way I could only shake my head at the sad plight of the poor
unfortunate souls who, unlike my good self, had yet to attain the proper
kind of spiritual growth required to look upon such rare beauty.

The serenity didn't last long however as we headed north up the Birdsville
track where we hoped to encounter the Eyrean Grasswren - another nemesis
bird which back in 2008 had me hopelessly running like a obsessed fool all over the sparsely clad sand hills with no good outcome. The further north we headed the more obvious the transformation of the country became. Enormous temporary wetlands and flocks of budgies, cockatiel and finches became the norm. We even saw Brolgas out of their normal range at Dulkaninna Station
near the HS.

When we arrived at the swollen Cooper Creek we sat in the queue for the punt for three hours. I assumed that all the traffic must be other birders out and about to look for grasswrens like ourselves. But apparently most of them
were sailors or friends of sailors here for a regatta on the Cooper just
downstream. Anyway we spent the time birding around the river and backwaters and observed shed-loads of Grey Teal, Hardhead Ducks, Coots, Swans, Native Hens, Pelicans, Hoary-headed Grebe, Silver Gulls, Gull-billed Terns, and all
the usual bush birds as well.

Day 3, July 7.

Next morning we passed into the dune country and at the first decent lump went for a quick scrounge to see if we could turn up a grasswren. The dunes
were in stunning form. The cane grass was green and vital and the other
plants all urgent with growth and colour. On the way over to the dune I was fortunate to jag a small party of Banded Whiteface, a tick for me and a nice
bonus. No grasswrens here so we pressed on to Mungeranie Roadhouse.
Incidentally an excellent camping site with a permanent wetland and some
acacia trees for shelter. Nice.

After a short rest we tooled around the wetland for awhile spotting plenty of White-necked Heron, Rufus Night Heron, Great and Little Egret along with
the usual water birds you might expect. The dunes just south of the
roadhouse however were even more verdant. Around a kilometre south we
discovered a veritable wonderland of life. Swirling flocks of Budgies, and
Crimson and Orange Chats attended us everywhere. Again huge parties of
White-winged Wrens up to twenty strong were commonly encountered and Pied
HE, White-winged Trillers, Brown and Rufous Songlarks, Fairy and Tree
Martins, and Black-faced Woodswallow were also numerous. The plant life was equally vivid with colour. Bit annoying really as it all served to divert
out attention from the task at hand of finding Eyrean Grasswrens. Came
across a fat happy dingo, doubtless full of fat unhappy birds. Anyway we did eventually find a family of grasswren but they did the usual grasswren thing and led us on a merry chase til they gave us the slip a hundred metres on.
No worry as we just kept walking and stumbled upon another party of
grasswrens which this time gave us sustained clear views. After that the
swirling clouds of pretty little birds seemed quite nice really. Ah. the
serenity. On the way back ended up seeing the first party of Eyrean
Grasswren again but they knew the game was up, so sat out in the open in
full sunlight without the smallest care in the world.

Buoyed by our success we pressed on to our next conquest of seeing the
elusive Grey Grasswren. We figured that the lignum swamps common further up
the track would be in good shape and that the Grey Grasswren populations
might be in similarly good shape. Late on the third day we found our way to a venue somewhere on the Goyder Lagoon, the exact location escapes me as I
write but whatever the case it was hard to believe we were a thousand
kilometres from the sea in the middle of a desert. The swamp was an oasis of
life brimming with all kinds of birds. Unbelievably we had hardly begun
walking when we found our first party of Greys not even in the lignum but in the surrounding cane grass. It soon became apparent that the grasswren were
actually concentrated on the edge of the swamp and we even found them in
acacia shrubs surrounded by gibber at one point. All I had read and heard about Grey Grasswren did not prepare me for this. In all we came across at least four distinct parties of Grey Grasswrens and had continuous crippling views of them. At one point I cornered one in a small shrub and eventually
pressed by face into the foliage and came eyeball to eyeball with the
stubborn creature. Too good to be true. Also saw Spotted Harrier, three
Flock Bronzewings and sixteen Inland Dotterel in the area too.

Day 4, July 8.

Next day we headed toward the border and found ourselves driving through
vast wetlands that stretched from horizon to horizon. All three species of
Ibis, Gull-billed terns, Royal and Yellow-billed Spoonbills, Pink-eared
Ducks, Red-necked Avocets, Red-kneed Dotterel, Black-Fronted Dotterel and thousands of Australian Pratincole, and even more Black-tailed Native Hen
were all over the muddy margins. We also saw huge flocks of Flock
Bronzewings numbering thousands off in the distance. What is the collective term for Flock Bronzewings I wonder? Seems ridiculously tautological saying:
"flock of Flock Bronzewings." Anyway people ought to be flocking to see
flocks of Flock Bronzewings I think.

Immediately over the border we came across a group of Bustards walking
across the road and these were to be the first of many we would encounter over the next two days. From here on the road became a slithering sliding
mess and the journey to Bedourie took us over three hours to traverse.
Nevertheless the roadside birding was spectacular. It was a strange thing to
see swamp harriers in plenty hawking over gibber plains. If the Swamp
Harriers could organise themselves they could take over the world under
current circumstances.

The sand hills up near Bedourie were stunning and we would have liked to
have spent more time there but we wanted to be in Mt Isa the next day to
have a crack at the two grasswren species there. Too slushy underfoot to
camp so we had a comfortable night in the Bedourie pub before heading off to
Mt Isa.

Day 5, July 9.

Headed off toward Boulia. Nothing special to report along the road other
than the frequent sightings of Bustards, and another huge flock of Flock
Bronzewings near a bore. Can't imagine why they needed a bore to slake their thirst. Also spied plenty of Red-backed Kingfishers and Spinifex Pigeons in
the region.

We came across some enormous swarms of locusts in this region. Not the
plague locusts more common down south but some sort of bigger, car-denting,
monster version of the locust. Not one of these robots splattered on the
windscreen. They were just too big and solid.

As we approached Mt Isa on the main road from Boulia in the middle afternoon we stopped in at the well known Kalkadoon Grasswren site at Sybella Creek. A
top venue and reminiscent of the Kakadu sandstone plateau. No grasswrens
sighted here but did see some Red-winged Parrots, Grey-headed and
Grey-fronted Honeyeaters and Variegated Fairywren, Rainbowbirds, Striated
Pardalote and Red-backed Kingfisher. A little further down the road we
stopped in at Mica Creek and headed off to the right and up a very steep
gully to a peak looking out toward Mt Isa. We headed over the peak to try to
get back down to the main creek and unexpectedly flushed a Kalkadoon
Grasswren near the top of the hill. It sat obligingly in a tree giving us good binocular vision and gave a loud alarm call before weaving back to the
valley floor where it joined the rest of its party. For the next hour we
stumbled along the rickety rubble on the ridiculously steep slopes and every now and again one of the Kalkadoon Grasswrens would sit up just long enough to let us see the essential features. This was stunt-birding at its best.
Nice; but life threatening.

It was good to have the Kalkadoon under the belt so we could concentrate on
finding the Carpentarian Grasswren the next day. We found one of those
wonderful free camping sites so common in Queensland only a handful of
kilometres from the turnoff to the well known Carpentarian Grasswren site.

Day 6, July 10.

Next morning we broke camp early and headed off. Along the way we were
distracted by what looked like a Black-tailed Treecreeper but failed to find
it but flushed a Spinifexbird instead which was a nice bonus.  Using the
handheld GPS we soon pulled up at the famous site and set ourselves for a gruelling day-long search based on the reports posted on Birding-Aus. We had been spectacularly lucky with the grasswrens so far on this trip and surely our luck would wear thin. Within minutes of trudging into the bush however we heard the unmistakable call of a grasswren - behind us! Turning back to
near where the Paj was parked we soon discovered a party of Carpentarian
Grasswrens on the graded roadside which gave easy and sustained views.
Unbelievable! In fact of all the grasswrens these were the loudest and
easiest to follow. We stayed with them for some time as they slowly worked back along the creek. Two other birders turned up while we were there and Tait met them to direct them to where I was watching the birds. Makes you
realise how powerful the Birding-Aus information can be as 'Geoff from
Armidale' and his wife joined the fray sporting some serious camera gear. Incidentally Geoff from Armidale if you did get a photo of the birds I would
love to get a copy of one of them.

We left them to it and on the way back to the main highway stopped at
another likely looking venue where we saw Little Button Quail, Crested
Bellbird, Red-backed Fairywren, and another Spinifexbird. The rest of the day was spent travelling til sunset almost to Normanton. Large groups of up to twenty Apostlebirds were regularly seen on the way along with a bunch of
other tropical bush birds including an Olive-backed Oriole.

 Day 7, July 11.

Next morning we dropped into Normanton where I Sarus a Crane. See what I did there? Comedy gold. Incidentally Normanton has got to be the worst planned town (apart from Canberra of course) in Australia. Random shops and petrol outlets kilometres apart with no one shop having everything one might need. Made us tour the town and maybe that is the plan. Another gruelling day of driving with a quick stop in at Cumberland Dam where Magpie Geese, Jacanas,
Green Pygmy Geese, Yellow, Blue-faced  and Rufous-throated Honeyeater,
Plumed Whistling and Wandering Duck, Restless Flycatchers, Blue-winged
Kookaburras, and Double Barred Finches were to be had. Eventually we made it
to Atherton in the night.

Day 8, July 12.

We made any early start and decided to drop into Lake Eacham for a quick
look. In grassland just out of Atherton I finally had my first view of a
Buff-Banded Rail a bird I always assumed I would blunder into one day and
that day was this day. We also saw a couple of Tawney Grassbirds here.
Anyway after circumnavigating the lake we had added substantially to our
list. A Pied Monarch being the pick of the bunch and a tick for me.

Afterward we headed up to Kingfisher Park. This was my first visit to the park and it is a must-see for any serious birder. Hosts Keith and Lindsay Fisher are very much in step with all the comings and goings of the local wildlife and have the postal addresses and daily itinerary of many of the
hard-to-get tropical bird species. Keith put us onto the resident Papuan
Frogmouth. In comparison a Tawney Frogmouth looks like it is wearing a
bright orange safety vest. The spotlighting tour of the park that night was fascinating and revealed not only nocturnal birds but mammals and reptiles
and frogs as well. We drove to the top of Mt Lewis that afternoon ever
hopeful of a Golden Bowerbird but it was cold and wet and generally dark up top and we saw very little. Bower's Shrike Thrush was nice and a few other
bits and pieces more readily available at KFP.

We were exhausted to be honest and realised we had pushed too hard and too
far to really take in the possibilities of the region and decided that a
full blown assault at another time might be a better idea. Nevertheless we did what we could and decided to take a more laid back approach and simply
enjoy the time. Who could ever tire of looking at or listening to a
Yellow-breasted Boatbill?

Day 9, July 13.

Slept in. Needed some nuclear powered coffee to get going today but by
middle of the afternoon was rearing to go. Really wanted to see a Squatter
Pigeon and had hoped to pick them up on the way but missed them. Lindsay
told us of a small dam out in the dry woodland country up north just past Mt Carbine where Squatter Pigeons are regularly seen. We staked out the dam in the late afternoon and waited. A succession of interesting birds came in for
a drink including Pale-headed Rosellas, Galahs, Corellas, various
Honey-eaters, Double-barred Finches, Black-throated Finches, and most
curious of all the melanota subspecies of the Brown Treecreeper. No Squatter
Pigeons though.

Day 10, July 14.
Early morning walk near KFP saw an adult Metallic Starling, apparently
unusual at this time of year. Broke camp and drove toward Ingham to visit friends. Stopped off briefly in Cairns Botanic Gardens and picked up Black Butcherbird, Drongo, Figbird and Yellow Oriole to name a few. Rolled into
Ingham and stayed with friends.

Day 11, July 15

Down to Townsville stopping in at Paluma on the way. Nice trip up the
mountain where we had heard that Golden Bowerbird might be had. We walked a few of the tracks but again it was cold and quiet. In fact on one walk we saw a total of three birds. Not three species - three birds. Very unusual.
King Parrots and White-cheeked Honeyeater common enough here.

Once in Townsville decided to put a few kilometres between the coast and
ourselves and ended up camped near Winton. As a matter of interest the road between Hughenden and Winton is not interesting. And watch out for the roos there were loads of them here and all bent on bending your vehicle. One of
then attempted to suicide on the front of the Paj but fortunately slowed
down enough to only give it a spanking and lost a driving light.

Day 12, July 16.

Dropped into the Bladensburg National Park in the morning in an attempt to
find a Rufous-crowned Emu-wren. Beautiful place and we wandered through
hectares of likely looking Spinifex to no avail. The grass was swarming with locusts which made birding almost impossible. Nevertheless a place I would
like to visit again sometime. There were however plenty of White-browed
Woodswallow, Jacky Winter, Spinifex Pigeon, Weebill and Inland Thornbill.

The road south was closed due to heavy rain so we drove to Longreach then down toward Jundah. Right on Sunset came across another of the free camping sites which was one of the best camping sites I have ever had the pleasure
of staying in. Set atop a rocky bluff overlooking magnificent acacia
woodland interspersed with Spinifex and to top it off; a brilliant sunset.

Day 13, July 17

Bright and early I headed down into the woodland below for a bit of a squiz and decided that I would take the pressure off and just enjoy the bush and the familiar birds and sort of saunter around in a relaxed way. Naturally I kind of hoped that I might stumble upon a stray grasswren or emu wren in the Spinifex or perhaps a random Night Parrot or two. Nothing big, just wanted to amuse myself is all. Eventually I stumbled into a loose coalition of a dozen different species as you do in the arid bush. Red-capped Robins, Mulga
Parrots, Ringnecks, Singing Honey Eater, Hooded Robin, Rufous Whistler,
Crested Bllbird, Inland Thornbill, Weebill and best of all a party of
Chestnut Breasted Quail Thrush, an unexpected tick for me. Upon returning to the camp I pointed Tait in the direction of the sighting and had breakfast
while he attempted to twitch the QTs.

An hour later he returned but had not seen the QT but as a consolation
happened upon Hall's Babbler and Bourke's Parrot. Both these would be lifers for me. Damn! There goes the serenity! Back down the hill and into the fray.
We wandered around for some time before finally coming across another
coalition of birds and I did see the Hall's Babblers which are really quite distinct from the White-browed when seen in the flesh. But Tait dipped on
the CBQT and I on the Bourke's Parrot. Tait had been to Bowra the year
previous and said this venue was like Bowra only better. I have not been to Bowra so cannot comment but that was his opinion. Happy to pass on location
details to anyone interested.

Later that day we continued our journey through the Welford National Park which was a mixed bag of red sand dunes and open woodland. It was brimming with life like the other inland venues we had already visited and covered in wild flowers and birds. We found more Hall's Babblers here and nearby Tawney
Crowed Babblers as well.

Along the Diamantina road we happened upon a group of Chestnut Quail thrush and late in the day I spotted some odd looking parrots landing in a tree. They turned out to be Bourke's, five in all that flew down next to the road to feed on the verge. No field guide or photo can do justice to the subtle and delicate colours and nature of these exceptional birds. Really quite a
treat in the dying rays of last light.

Day 13, July 18,
We wanted to get back into South Oz via Innamincka but were unsure of road conditions as it was pretty obvious that a serious amount of rain had fallen in the region. We headed hopefully into Eromanga where local intelligence informed us that all the roads were almost certainly cut and that only death
and suffering awaited us followed by maniacal laughter.

Oddly enough I have found that most residents of remote locations seem to
take some kind of perverse pleasure in passing on vastly exaggerated
prognostications on the probable hideous and disfiguring death you will soon endure if you drive through, camp at, walk near, look at or even think about any given locality best known to the resident population. I have found the
best source of information is the local caravan park. The grey nomad
subculture in particular is really very open and friendly and they are way
more than happy to help out. There are hundreds, probably even multiple
thousands of people out there in this particular group who carry state of the art recovery gear, tyre repair paraphernalia, hospital grade first aid kits and military standard communications devices who are driving around the outback hoping, praying and searching for someone to use their stuff on. For them lost, dying, desperate people in disastrous situations are the stuff of dreams. Their entire existence is validated when they can finally use the
gear they have spent thousands of dollars to purchase. The day will come
when a fight will break out between rival good Samaritans - mark my words.
Anyway the news was good so we pressed on.

At a river crossing we spied a small flock of Flock Bronzies drop to the
ground only a few hundred metres form the road. We really wanted to see them
up close so decided to walk out on the flood plain after them. The whole
place was alive with various birds and we were constantly flushing
Songlarks, Pipits, and unidentified Quail on the way. Eventually we flushed
the Flockies and watched weal about at close quarters.

We made it to Innamincka by night fall after an obligatory visit to the site of the 'Dig Tree.' Rereading the tragic story of Bourke and Wills was quite incredible. How could you starve to death in a place like this? Freshwater
mussels, yabbies and fish in plenty. Bustards and other edible birds
everywhere and offers of help from the Aboriginal people. Speaking of birds I have never seen so many Rufous Night Herons anywhere as we saw all along
the Cooper Creek.

We had a miserable night in Innamincka mainly due to the boggy clay in the camping area. Pretty sure I heard a Barking Owl calling which is a bit of a rarity in South Oz. But to see it would have involved snorkelling through

Day 14, July 19

Camping is fun. But after two weeks it is not fun. We were planning on
camping down the Strez at Montecolina but we were covered in mud, unshaven, mad hair and wild eyes. And by now Tait was beginning to stink. So we began
to warm to the idea of driving the full 1100 kms to Adealide in a single
day. 1100 doesn't sound like much but the track was pretty messed up and
rutted and in may parts covered by water. But the thought of a warm shower
and home cooked food gave us wings.

Speaking of wings Tait really wanted to see a Letter Winged Kite and I knew a site where Steve Potter and I had seen them in 2008. Steve had recently revisited them there and they were still around. The country along the track
was similar to the Birdsville with vast wetlands and waterbirds in vast
numbers, the dunes were lush with vegetation and the gibber plains knee deep
in cover.

We stopped in at the LWK site and it was pretty much as I remember it except for the mud and vegetation. The kites were there however and after they flew over and inspected us they settled down in their roosting tree, Plenty of
other raptors at this site as well, Black Kites, Brown falcon, Brown
Goshawk, Spotted Harrier and Nankeen Kestrel.

Plenty of Banded Lapwing along the track and conspicuous in the absence were
the White-backed Swallow which are normally abundant here. Strange.

Rest of the trip uneventful, just had to avoid being forced into a shelter as a vagrant in Pt Augusta. All up 227 species. For me 17 new Aussie ticks and some great memories. Do yourself a favour and get out there if you can.


David Kowalick

Trip List
1) Emu
2) Australian Brush-turkey
3) Orangefooted Scrubfowl
4) Stubble Quail
5) Magpie Goose
6) Plumed Whistling-Duck
7) Wandering Whistling-Duck
8) Black Swan
9) Radjah Shelduck
10) Australian Wood Duck
11) Green PygmyGoose
12) Pacific Black Duck
13) Grey Teal
14) Pink-eared Duck
15) Hardhead
16) Australasian Grebe
17) Hoaryheaded Grebe
18) Darter
19) Little Pied Cormorant
20) Pied Cormorant
21) Little Black Cormorant
22) Great Cormorant
23) Whitefaced Heron
24) Little Egret
25) White-necked Heron
26) Great Egret
27) Cattle Egret
28) Striated Heron
29) Nankeen Night Heron
30) Glossy Ibis
31) Australian White Ibis
32) Strawnecked Ibis
33) Royal Spoonbill
34) Yellowbilled Spoonbill
35) Blacknecked Stork
36) Osprey
37) Blackshouldered Kite
38) Letterwinged Kite
39) Black Kite
40) Whistling Kite
41) Brahminy Kite
42) Whitebellied SeaEagle
43) Spotted Harrier
44) Marsh Harrier
45) Brown Goshawk
46) Wedgetailed Eagle
47) Little Eagle
48) Brown Falcon
49) Nankeen Kestrel
50) Sarus Crane*
51) Brolga
52) Buffbanded Rail*
53) Purple Swamphen
54) Dusky Moorhen
55) Blacktailed Nativehen
56) Eurasian Coot
57) Australian Bustard
58) Little Buttonquail
59) Combcrested Jacana
60) Bush Stone-curlew
61) Blackwinged Stilt
62) Rednecked Avocet
63) Redcapped Plover
64) Inland Dotterel
65) Blackfronted Dotterel
66) Redkneed Dotterel
67) Banded Lapwing
68) Masked Lapwing
69) Australian Pratincole
70) Silver Gull
71) Gullbilled Tern
72) Caspian Tern
73) Roseate Tern
74) Rock Dove
75) Spotted TurtleDove
76) Brown CuckooDove
77) Emerald Dove
78) Common Bronzewing
79) Flock Bronzewing
80) Crested Pigeon
81) Spinifex Pigeon
82) Diamond Dove
83) Peaceful Dove
84) Barshouldered Dove
85) Wompoo FruitDove
86) Topknot Pigeon
87) Redtailed BlackCockatoo
88) Galah
89) Little Corella
90) Sulphurcrested Cockatoo
91) Cockatiel
92) Rainbow Lorikeet
93) Scalybreasted Lorikeet
94) Varied Lorikeet
95) Australian King-Parrot
96) Redwinged Parrot
97) Paleheaded Rosella
98) Australian Ringneck
99) Blue Bonnet
100) Swift Parrot
101) Redrumped Parrot
102) Mulga Parrot
103) Budgerigar
104) Bourke's Parrot *
105) Horsfield's BronzeCuckoo
106) Shining BronzeCuckoo
107) Southern Boobook
108) Barn Owl
109) Papuan Frogmouth*
110) Spotted Nightjar
111) Australian Owletnightjar
112) Whiterumped Swiftlet
113) Azure Kingfisher
114) Laughing Kookaburra
115) Bluewinged Kookaburra
116) Forest Kingfisher
117) Redbacked Kingfisher
118) Sacred Kingfisher
119) Rainbow Beeeater
120) Whitethroated Treecreeper
121) Brown Treecreeper
122) Variegated Fairywren
123) Whitewinged Fairywren
124) Redbacked Fairywren
125) Grey Grasswren*
126) Carpentarian Grasswren*
127) Eyrean Grasswren*
128) Thickbilled Grasswren
129) Kalkadoon Grasswren*
130) Striated Pardalote
131) Yellowthroated Scrubwren
132) Atherton Scrubwren
133) Largebilled Scrubwren
134) Rufous Fieldwren
135) Weebill
136) Brown Gerygone
137) Inland Thornbill
138) Chestnutbreasted Whiteface*
139) Banded Whiteface*
140) Red Wattlebird
141) Spinycheeked Honeyeater
142) Silvercrowned Friarbird
143) Little Friarbird
144) Bluefaced Honeyeater
145) Yellowthroated Miner
146) Macleay's Honeyeater
147) Lewin's Honeyeater
148) Yellowspotted Honeyeater
149) Graceful Honeyeater
150) Bridled Honeyeater*
151) Singing Honeyeater
152) Yellow Honeyeater
153) Greyheaded Honeyeater
154) Greyfronted Honeyeater
155) Whiteplumed Honeyeater
156) Whitethroated Honeyeater
157) Brown Honeyeater
158) Whitecheeked Honeyeater
159) Rufousthroated Honeyeater
160) Pied Honeyeater
161) Dusky Honeyeater
162) Crimson Chat
163) Orange Chat
164) Whitefronted Chat
165) Jacky Winter
166) Redcapped Robin
167) Hooded Robin
168) Paleyellow Robin
169) Greyheaded Robin
170) Hall's Babbler*
171) Chestnutcrowned Babbler
172) Eastern Whipbird
173) Chirruping Wedgebill
174) Cinnamon Quailthrush
175) Chestnutbreasted Quailthrush*
176) Crested Bellbird
177) Rufous Whistler
178) Little Shrikethrush
179) Bower's Shrikethrush*
180) Grey Shrikethrush
181) Yellowbreasted Boatbill
182) Spectacled Monarch
183) Pied Monarch*
184) Restless Flycatcher
185) Magpie-lark
186) Rufous Fantail
187) Grey Fantail
188) Willie Wagtail
189) Spangled Drongo
190) Blackfaced Cuckooshrike
191) Whitewinged Triller
192) Yellow Oriole
193) Olivebacked Oriole
194) Figbird
195) Whitebreasted Woodswallow
196) Whitebrowed Woodswallow
197) Blackfaced Woodswallow
198) Black Butcherbird
199) Pied Butcherbird
200) Australian Magpie
201) Pied Currawong
202) Victoria's Riflebird
203) Australian Raven
204) Little Crow
205) Torresian Crow
206) Apostlebird
207) Great Bowerbird
208) Richard's Pipit
209) House Sparrow
210) Zebra Finch
211) Double-barred Finch
212) Blackthroated Finch*
213) Crimson Finch
214) Redbrowed Finch
215) Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
216) Mistletoebird
217) Welcome Swallow
218) Tree Martin
219) Fairy Martin
220) Tawny Grassbird
221) Little Grassbird
222) Spinifexbird*
223) Rufous Songlark
224) Brown Songlark
225) Silvereye
226) Metallic Starling
227) Common Myna

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