Esther, Adelaide River birds

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Subject: Esther, Adelaide River birds
From: Goodfellow <>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 00 15:20:50 +0930
To Anthea, Meloni, Gill and others who know of my Aboriginal sister 
Esther; she is presently in Darwin Hospital suffering from a subdural 
haematoma. It apparently occurred after the death of two young relatives 
when in grief she banged her head on a wall.  She is to be operated on 
Monday. If anyone wishes to send her a get well message I will be most 
happy to pass it on.

Thursday a friend and I travelled 20 km up the Adelaide River from the 
Arnhem H/way bridge, and then the same distance downstream from the 

Here is the bird list

Magpie Goose 
Plumed Whistling-duck, a small flock.
Radjah Shelduck, perched ridiculously high on a single bamboo stem
Little Pied Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
White-faced Heron
Little Egret
White-necked Heron
Pied Heron
Great Egret
Interm,ediate Egret
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron
Nankeen Night-heron
Black Bittern (3 including one perched halfway up a bamboo stem)
Aust. White Ibis
Black-necked Stork (a pair)
Black-shouldered Kite (3)
Aus. Hobby
Whistling Kite
Brown Goshawk
Collared Sparrowhawk
Brolga (a pair)

White-browed Crake

Common Sandpiper
Gull-billed Tern
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Pied Imperial-pigeon

Little Corrella
Rainbow Lorikeet
Varied Lorikeet (most common bird) - feeding in the flowering paperbarks 
(Melaleuca leucadendra).
Oriental Cuckoo (3)
Brush Cuckoo
Little Bronze-cuckoo
Pheasant Coucal
Azure Kingfisher
Little Kingfisher
Forest Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
Rainbow Pitta
Green-backed Gerygone
Helmeted Friarbird
Silver-crowned Friarbird
Little Friarbird
White-gaped Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Rufous-banded Honeyeater
Red-headed Honeyeater
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Mangrove Golden Whistler (calling up and down the river)
Rufous Whistler
Restless Flycatcher
Northern Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Spangled Drongo
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Varied Triller
Yellow Oriole
Little Woodswallow
Torresian Crow
Great Bowerbird
Double-barred Finch
Chesnut-breasted Mannikin
Crimson Finch
Golden-headed Cisticola

Denise Goodfellow (Lawungkurr Maralngurra)
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PO Box 39373

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