Capertee Valley

Subject: Capertee Valley
From: "David Geering"<>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 08:35:52 +1000
Last weekend saw an opportunity to get back to the Capertee Valley to
welcome in the glorious spring.  While the purpose of the trip was to check
out the Regent Honeyeater situation, and show Simon Kennedy where the
really smart Swift Parrots go, a bird list was compiled.  A total of 92
species were encountered, not bad considering we were working only in areas
where we expected to see Regents and, as a result, did not cover a lot of
habitat types.
Simon and myself were accompanied by Kerryn Herman (about to start an
Honours project on Regents in the valley),  Iain Paterson, Graham Fry,
Graham Cam and Annette Cam.  Simon saw his first Regent Honeyeaters and we
saw the Londonderry Swift Parrots (now among a racket of Noisy Friarbirds)
on the way back to Sydney.  Simon's highligts in the valley also included
Barking Owls, Painted Honeyeater and Plum-headed Finch.
202  Australian Wood Duck      Chenonetta jubata
208  Pacific Black Duck        Anas superciliosa
211  Grey Teal                 Anas gracilis
188  White-faced Heron         Egretta novaehollandiae
221  Brown Goshawk             Accipter fasciatus
224  Wedge-tailed Eagle        Aquila audax
225  Little Eagle              Hieraaetus morphnoides
239  Brown Falcon              Falco berigora
240  Nankeen Kestrel           Falco cenchroides
059  Eurasian Coot             Fulica atra
144  Black-fronted Dotterel    Elseyornis melanops
133  Masked Lapwing            Vanellus miles
034  Common Bronzewing         Phaps chalcoptera
043  Crested Pigeon            Ocyphaps lophotes
030  Peaceful Dove             Geopelia placida
273  Galah                     Cacatua roseicapilla
269  Sulphur-crested Cockatoo  Cacatua galerita
260  Little Lorikeet           Glossopsitta pusilla
281  Australian King-Parrot    Alisterus scapularis
282  Crimson Rosella           Platycercus elegans
288  Eastern Rosella           Platycercus eximius
295  Red-rumped Parrot         Psephotus haematonotus
302  Turquoise Parrot          Neophema pulchella
337  Pallid Cuckoo             Cuculus pallidus
338  Fan-tailed Cuckoo         Cacomantis flabelliformis
342  Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx basalis
344  Shining Bronze-Cuckoo     Chrysococcyx lucidus
246  Barking Owl               Ninox connivens
322  Laughing Kookaburra       Dacelo novaeguineae
350  Superb Lyrebird           Menura novaehollandiae
558  White-throated Treecreeper    Cormobates leucophaea
555  Brown Treecreeper         Climacteris picumnus
529  Superb Fairy-wren         Malurus cyaneus
536  Variegated Fairy-wren     Malurus lamberti
565  Spotted Pardalote         Pardalotus punctatus
976  Striated Pardalote        Pardalotus striatus
504  Speckled Warbler          Chthonicola sagittata
465  Weebill                   Smicrornis brevirostris
486  Yellow-rumped Thornbill   Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
466  Southern Whiteface        Aphelocephala leucopsis
638  Red Wattlebird            Anthochaera carunculata
585  Striped Honeyeater        Plectorhyncha lanceolata
645  Noisy Friarbird           Philemon corniculatus
603  Regent Honeyeater         Xanthomyza phrygia
634  Noisy Miner               Manorina melanocephala
614  Yellow-faced Honeyeater   Lichenostomus chrysops
619  Yellow-tufted Honeyeater  Lichenostomus melanops
613  Fuscous Honeyeater        Lichenostomus fuscus
625  White-plumed Honeyeater   Lichenostomus penicillatus
580  Black-chinned Honeyeater  Melithreptus gularis
583  Brown-headed Honeyeater   Melithreptus brevirostris
578  White-naped Honeyeater    Melithreptus lunatus
598  Painted Honeyeater        Grantiella picta
631  New Holland Honeyeater    Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
377  Jacky Winter              Microeca fascinans
385  Hooded Robin              Melanodryas cucullata
392  Eastern Yellow Robin      Eopsaltria australis
445  White-browed Babbler      Pomatostomus superciliosus
421  Eastern Whipbird          Psophodes olivaceus
549  Varied Sittella           Daphoenositta chrysoptera
416  Crested Shrike-tit        Falcunculus frontatus
398  Golden Whistler           Pachycephala pectoralis
408  Grey Shrike-thrush        Colluricincla harmonica
369  Restless Flycatcher       Myiagra inquieta
415  Magpie-lark               Grallina cyanoleuca
361  Grey Fantail              Rhipidura fuliginosa
364  Willie Wagtail            Rhipidura leucophrys
424  Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Coracina novaehollandiae
425  White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike   Coracina papuensis
671  Olive-backed Oriole       Oriolus sagittatus
547  Dusky Woodswallow         Artamus cyanopterus
702  Grey Butcherbird          Cracticus torquatus
700  Pied Butcherbird          Cracticus nigrogularis
705  Australian Magpie         Gymnorhina tibicen
694  Pied Currawong            Strepera graculina
930  Australian Raven          Corvus coronoides
693  White-winged Chough       Corcorax melanorhamphos
647  Richard?s Pipit           Anthus novaeseelandiae
995  House Sparrow             Passer domesticus
653  Zebra Finch               Taeniopygia guttata
655  Double-barred Finch       Taeniopygia bichenovii
661  Plum-headed Finch         Neochmia modesta
662  Red-browed Firetail       Neochmia temporalis
652  Diamond Firetail          Stagonopleura guttata
564  Mistletoebird             Dicaeum hirundinaceum
358  White-backed Swallow      Cheramoeca leucosternus
357  Welcome Swallow           Hirundo neoxena
359  Tree Martin               Hirundo nigricans
360  Fairy Martin              Hirundo ariel
509  Rufous Songlark           Cinclorhamphus mathewsi
574  Silvereye                 Zosterops lateralis
999  Common Starling           Sturnus vulgaris
Number of taxa 92

David Geering & Simon Kennedy

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