Re: Best birds list

Subject: Re: Best birds list
From: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 19:43:44 +0800
A list for WA (even 10 is not enough) :

crakes / rails (Chestnut but take your choice)
Painted Snipe
Hooded Plover
Princess Parrot
Rufous Owl
grasswrens (Thick-billed but take your choice)
pitta (Rainbow but take your choice)
quail-thrush (Chestnut-breasted but take your choice)
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Shining Flycatcher

And the ones at Argyle in the Kimberley where I work :

Radjah Shelduck
Spotted Harrier
Spinifex Pigeon
Northern Rosella
Fork-tailed Swift
Black-tailed Treecreeper
Banded Honeyeater
Crimson Chat
White-browed Robin
Painted Finch

Or the rest of Australia :

Southern Cassowary
Cape Petrel
Cape Barren Goose
Inland Dotterel
Pacific Baza
Superb Lyrebird
Scarlet Honeyeater
Beautiful Firetail

But how can I leave out :

Button-quail (Painted but take your choice)
Albatross (Wandering but take your choice)
Tahiti Petrel
Booby / Frigatebird / Tropicbird (Red-tailed but take your choice)
Brolga / Sarus Crane
Lesser Sand Plover (breeding plumage)
Yellow Chat
Pictorella Mannikin
Gouldian Finch

And for Africa  (first birds of prey)

Palmnut Vulture
Long-crested Eagle
African Fish Eagle
Gabar Goshawk
Chanting Goshawk (Pale or Dark)
Eastern Red-footed Kestrel
Giant Eagle Owl
Spotted Eagle Owl

Or waterbirds :

Little Bittern
Black Egret
Goliath Heron
Saddle-billed Stork
African Spoonbill
Bald Ibis
Black Crake
Three-banded Plover
Dikkop (Spotted or Water)

Or choose from :

Black-bellied Korhaan
Crowned Crane
Francolin (Swainson's but take your choice)
Double-banded Sandgrouse
Ground Hornbill
Orange-breasted Rockjumper
Red Bishop
Melba Finch

But the best are the long tailed species :

Paradise Flycatcher
Long-tailed Shrike
Gurney's Sugarbird
Malachite Sunbird
Red-collared Widow
Long-tailed Widow
Pin-tailed Whydah
Paradise Whydah

But to think of what I left out .............

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