Birding Aus <>
Eungella Weekend Trip
Carl Billingham <>
Mon, 20 Sep 2010 03:58:14 -0700 (PDT)
Just an update on a quick trip last weekend up to Eungella via Mackay.
Thanks to recent information provided by Graeme Stevens I was successful in
sighting a group of Eungella Honeyeaters within about 10 minutes of arriving at
the end of Chelman's Rd at S21 02.375 E148 34.246 (The Chelman's
turnoff from Dalrymple Rd is at S21 03.795 E148 34.231). I was fortunate to
the honeyeaters on Saturday afternoon as the following morning the mountain
range was completely covered in very thick fog making bird identification
I managed to get a few nice photos of one Eungella HE feeding on the flower of
the pandanus vine. I also managed to track down the local sub-species of the
Brown Gerygone (amalia) which has a much darker olive-brown back than I am used
to seeing on the southern form and also White-throated Treecreepers
(intermedius). Golden Whistlers, Black-faced and Spectacled Monarchs were
common as well.
I found a young Eastern Yellow Robin chick being tended on the ground by it's
parents. It was lacking it's tail feathers and I suspect it had probably fallen
out of the nest after some high winds during the night.
I also got some nice views of the platypus under the Broken River bridge.
were lots of tortoises in the river as well but I havent been able to identify
them from the photos because they were covered in lots of slime, any clues
On the way back I stopped at the Mackay Botanical Gardens and heard an unusual
call behind me, it turned out to be a Red-whiskered Bulbul! I wasnt aware they
were in Mackay (confirmed in HANZAB as being in the area since at least of
If anybody wants any additional information please feel free to contact me.
To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
|<Prev in Thread]
||[Next in Thread>|
- Eungella Weekend Trip,
Carl Billingham <=
The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering
takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely
a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way.
If you wish to get material removed from the archive or
have other queries about the archive e-mail
Andrew Taylor at this address: