South Australia Trip Report March 7-11 (Part 2 Trip List)

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Subject: South Australia Trip Report March 7-11 (Part 2 Trip List)
From: Greg Oakley <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:54:41 +1100
Emu  Dromaius novaehollandiae ­ Common in Flinders Ranges, Strzelecki Track
Black Swan  Cygnus atratus ­ Hundreds, St Kilda
Australian Wood Duck  Chenonetta jubata
Grey Teal  Anas gracilis
Chestnut Teal  Anas castanea ­ a few at Cheetham
Pacific Black Duck  Anas superciliosa
Australasian Grebe  Tachybaptus novaehollandiae ­ Port Gawler
Hoary-headed Grebe  Poliocephalus poliocephalus
Great Crested Grebe  Podiceps cristatus ­ raft of at least 10, Port Gawler
Rock Dove  Columba livia (i)
Spotted Dove  Streptopelia chinensis (i)
Common Bronzewing  Phaps chalcoptera ­ Wilpena
Crested Pigeon  Ocyphaps lophotes
Diamond Dove  Geopelia cuneata ­ a few near Brachina Gorge
Peaceful Dove  Geopelia striata ­ Telowie Gorge
Little Pied Cormorant  Microcarbo melanoleucos ­ Port Gawler
Great Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo ­ Port Gawler
Little Black Cormorant  Phalacrocorax sulcirostris ­ Port Gawler
Pied Cormorant  Phalacrocorax varius ­ Port Pirie
Eastern Great Egret  Ardea modesta ­ tens, St Kilda
White-faced Heron  Egretta novaehollandiae
Australian White Ibis  Threskiornis molucca
Straw-necked Ibis  Threskiornis spinicollis
Royal Spoonbill  Platalea regia ­ Port Gawler
Yellow-billed Spoonbill  Platalea flavipes ­ Port Gawler
Black-shouldered Kite  Elanus axillaris
Whistling Kite  Haliastur sphenurus
Black Kite  Milvus migrans
Brown Goshawk  Accipiter fasciatus
Wedge-tailed Eagle  Aquila audax
Little Eagle  Hieraaetus morphnoides ­ Wilpena area
Nankeen Kestrel  Falco cenchroides
Brown Falcon  Falco berigora
Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus ­ single bird, Alligator Gorge (Mt
Remarkable NP)
Banded Stilt Cladorhynchus leucocephalus ­ a few Port Gawler
Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus ­ Port Gawler
Red-capped Plover  Charadrius ruficapillus
Lesser Sand-Plover  Charadrius mongolus ­ a few at Port Gawler
Red-kneed Dotterel  Erythrogonys cinctus ­ Port Gawler
Banded Lapwing  Vanellus tricolor ­ only 1, Strzelecki Track near Lyndhurst
Masked Lapwing  Vanellus miles
Red-necked Stint  Calidris ruficollis
Crested Tern  Thalasseus bergii
Silver Gull  Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Galah  Eolophus roseicapillus
Little Corella  Cacatua sanguinea ­ huge flocks, Quorn
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo  Cacatua galerita ­ only a couple near Port Pirie
Rainbow Lorikeet  Trichoglossus haematodus - Adelaide
Purple-crowned Lorikeet  Glossopsitta porphyrocephala ­ good numbers, Port
Crimson Rosella  Platycercus elegans adelaidea ­ 'Adelaide Rosella' - quite
common through southern Flinders Ranges
Australian Ringneck  Barnardius zonarius zonarius ­ Port Lincoln race -
quite common through Flinders R., Port Augusta
Blue Bonnet  Northiella haematogaster ­ common through northern areas
Red-rumped Parrot  Psephotus haematonotus
Mulga Parrot  Psephotus varius ­ several, Port Augusta
Budgerigar  Melopsittacus undulatus ­ good numbers only at creek crossings,
Strzelecki Track
Elegant Parrot  Neophema elegans ­ common at Port Augusta Arid Lands
Botanical Garden
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo  Chalcites basalis ­ 1 calling, creek crossing
near Lyndhurst
Red-backed Kingfisher  Todiramphus pyrrhopygius ­ 1, Brachina Gorge
Rainbow Bee-eater  Merops ornatus ­ several, creek crossing near Lyndhurst
Brown Treecreeper  Climacteris picumnus picumnus ­ Alligator Gorge, Mt
Remarkable NP
Splendid Fairy-wren  Malurus splendens ­ Port Augusta Arid Lands Botanical
White-winged Fairy-wren  Malurus leucopterus
Variegated Fairy-wren  Malurus lamberti
Short-tailed Grasswren  Amytornis merrotsyi ­ several, Stokes Hill and
Appealinna Ruins road
Western Grasswren  Amytornis textilis myall ­ several, Wild Dog Hill,
Whyalla CP. Also Iron Knob Whyalla Road (Middleback).
Thick-billed Grasswren  Amytornis textilis ­ common, Mt Lyndhurst mine area,
especially vegetation along creek lines
White-browed Scrubwren  Sericornis frontalis ­ Adelaide sub species
maculatus, St Kilda Mangroves and rosinae, Flinders Ranges
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren  Hylacola pyrrhopygia ­ race pedleri, Alligator
Gorge, Mt Remarkable NP
Rufous Fieldwren  Calamanthus campestris ­ Port Augusta Arid Lands Botanical
Garden, Mt Lyndhurst Mine
Redthroat  Pyrrholaemus brunneus ­ several, dry woodland near Brachina
Gorge, also Whyalla/Iron Knob Road
Weebill  Smicrornis brevirostris ­ Wilpena
Yellow-rumped Thornbill  Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill  Acanthiza uropygialis ­ dry woodland near
Brachina Gorge
Slender-billed Thornbill  Acanthiza iredalei ­ race iredalei, Whyalla Iron
Knob road, Spencer Gulf race rosinae, Port Gawler
Inland Thornbill  Acanthiza apicalis
Southern Whiteface  Aphelocephala leucopsis ­ common through Flinders
Rangers, Whyalla/Iron Knob Road
Chestnut-breasted Whiteface  Aphelocephala pectoralis ­ 3 birds, Mt
Lyndhurst mine (approx 500m east of rusty car)
Spotted Pardalote  Pardalotus punctatus
Striated Pardalote  Pardalotus striatus
Pied Honeyeater  Certhionyx variegatus ­ 2 at Mt Lyndhurst mine
Singing Honeyeater  Lichenostomus virescens
Grey-fronted Honeyeater  Lichenostomus plumulus ­ several at Brachina Gorge,
also at Telowie Gorge
White-plumed Honeyeater  Lichenostomus penicillatus
White-fronted Honeyeater  Purnella albifrons ­ 2 at Wild Dog Hill, Whyalla
Noisy Miner  Manorina melanocephala ­ race lepidota, Adelaide area
Yellow-throated Miner  Manorina flavigula ­ Flinders Ranges
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater  Acanthagenys rufogularis
Red Wattlebird  Anthochaera carunculata
Crimson Chat  Epthianura tricolor ­ small flock, Mt Lyndhurst mine
White-fronted Chat  Epthianura albifrons
Striped Honeyeater  Plectorhyncha lanceolata ­ 1 at Port Augusta Arid Lands
Botanical Garden (edge of range)
Grey-crowned Babbler  Pomatostomus temporalis
Cinnamon Quail-thrush  Cinclosoma cinnamomeum ­ 1, Mt Lyndhurst mine
Chirruping Wedgebill  Psophodes cristatus ­ common at Port Augusta Arid
Lands Botanical Garden, a few at Mt Lyndhurst mine, Strzelecki Track
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike  Coracina novaehollandiae
Golden Whistler  Pachycephala pectoralis ­ Telowie Gorge
Rufous Whistler  Pachycephala rufiventris ­ Flinders Ranges
Grey Shrike-Thrush  Colluricincla harmonica
Crested Bellbird  Oreoica gutturalis ­ common at Whyalla CP, Iron
Knob/Whyalla Road
Masked Woodswallow  Artamus personatus ­ several at Mt Lyndhurst Mine
Little Woodswallow  Artamus minor ­ race minor, several at a creek crossing,
Strzelecki Track
Grey Butcherbird  Cracticus torquatus
Australian Magpie  Cracticus tibicen
Grey Currawong  Strepera versicolor ­ race melanoptera, Alligator Gorge, Mt
Remarkable NP (distinctively different call to nominate race versicolor)
Grey Fantail  Rhipidura albiscapa
Willie-wagtail  Rhipidura leucophrys
Australian Raven  Corvus coronoides
Little Crow  Corvus bennetti ­ a few calling near Leigh Creek
Magpie-lark  Grallina cyanoleuca
Red-capped Robin  Petroica goodenovii ­ common Flinders Ranges
Southern Scrub-Robin  Drymodes brunneopygia ­ 1, Telowie Gorge
Rufous Songlark  Cincloramphus mathewsi ­ several calling, creek crossing,
Strzelecki Track
Brown Songlark  Cincloramphus cruralis ­ very common, vocal and conspicuous,
Strzelecki Track, Mt Lyndhurst Mine
Silver-eye  Zosterops lateralis
White-backed Swallow  Cheramoeca leucosterna ­ only 1 at Mt Lyndhurst mine
Welcome Swallow  Hirundo neoxena
Tree Martin  Petrochelidon nigricans
Common Starling  Sturnus vulgaris (i)
Mistletoebird  Dicaeum hirundinaceum
Zebra Finch  Taeniopygia guttata ­ very high numbers from Hawker to
House Sparrow  Passer domesticus (i)
Australasian Pipit  Anthus novaeseelandiae

122 spp


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