What I did on my holidays ... NYE birdlist

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Subject: What I did on my holidays ... NYE birdlist
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001 19:09:39 +1100
Over the NYE long weekend, I spent time birding, eating & drinking with
Stuart Dashper, Susan Myers, Cecilia & Scott Chandry in the area around
Carlisle State Park, northern Otway Ranges, SW Victoria.

Big highlights were the very accessible Platypus (Ornithorhynchus
anatinus) with up to 5 seen one morning, the generally good range of
forest & heathland birds, etc.  Other highlights were the Domain Chandon
bubbly, the okonomi yaki, and the relaxing atmosphere!

Birds & other critters seen as follows:

Accipitridae         Hawks, Eagles

Brown Goshawk                        Accipiter fasciatus
Grey Goshawk                         Accipiter novaehollandiae
Wedge-tailed Eagle                   Aquila audax

Charadriidae         Plovers

Masked Lapwing                       Vanellus miles

Columbidae           Pigeons

Common Bronzewing                    Phaps chalcoptera
Brush Bronzewing                     Phaps elegans

Cacatuidae           Cockatoos

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo         Calyptorhynchus funereus
Gang-gang Cockatoo                   Callocephalon fimbriatum
Long-billed Corella                  Cacatua tenuirostris
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo             Cacatua galerita

Psittacidae          Parrots

Australian King-Parrot               Alisterus scapularis
Crimson Rosella                      Platycercus elegans
Blue-winged Parrot                   Neophema chrysostoma

Cuculidae            Old World Cuckoos

Fan-tailed Cuckoo                    Cacomantis flabelliformis
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo                Chrysococcyx lucidus

Strigidae            Typical Owls

Southern Boobook                     Ninox novaeseelandiae

Podargidae           Australian Frogmouths

Tawny Frogmouth                      Podargus strigoides

Apodidae             Swifts

White-throated Needletail            Hirundapus caudacutus

Halcyonidae          Halcyonid Kingfishers

Laughing Kookaburra                  Dacelo novaeguineae

Climacteridae        Australian Treecreepers

White-throated Treecreeper           Cormobates leucophaeus

Maluridae            Fairywrens

Superb Fairy-wren                    Malurus cyaneus

Pardalotidae         Pardalotes, Thornbills, allies

Spotted Pardalote                    Pardalotus punctatus
Striated Pardalote                   Pardalotus striatus
White-browed Scrubwren               Sericornis frontalis
Brown Thornbill                      Acanthiza pusilla
Striated Thornbill                   Acanthiza lineata

Meliphagidae         Honeyeaters, Chats

Yellow-faced Honeyeater              Lichenostomus chrysops
Brown-headed Honeyeater              Melithreptus brevirostris
White-naped Honeyeater               Melithreptus lunatus
Crescent Honeyeater                  Phylidonyris pyrrhoptera
New Holland Honeyeater               Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

Petroicidae          Australo-Papuan Robins

Scarlet Robin                        Petroica multicolor
Eastern Yellow Robin                 Eopsaltria australis

Neosittidae          Sittella

Varied Sittella                      Daphoenositta chrysoptera

Pachycephalidae      Whistlers

Crested Shrike-tit                   Falcunculus frontatus
Olive Whistler                       Pachycephala olivacea
Golden Whistler                      Pachycephala pectoralis
Rufous Whistler                      Pachycephala rufiventris
Grey Shrike-thrush                   Colluricincla harmonica

Monarchidae          Monarchs

Satin Flycatcher                     Myiagra cyanoleuca

Grallinidae          Magpie-larks

Magpie-lark                          Grallina cyanoleuca

Rhipidurini          Fantail tribe

Rufous Fantail                       Rhipidura rufifrons
Grey Fantail                         Rhipidura fuliginosa

Campephagidae        Cuckoo-shrikes

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike            Coracina novaehollandiae

Artamidae            Woodswallows

Dusky Woodswallow                    Artamus cyanopterus

Cracticidae          Butcherbirds

Australian Magpie                    Gymnorhina tibicen
Pied Currawong                       Strepera graculina
Grey Currawong                       Strepera versicolor

Corvidae             Crows

Forest Raven                         Corvus tasmanicus
Little Raven                         Corvus mellori

Estrildidae          Grassfinches

Red-browed Finch                     Neochmia temporalis
Beautiful Firetail                   Stagonopleura bella

Fringillidae         Finch,Tanagers,etc

European Goldfinch                   Carduelis carduelis

Hirundinidae         Swallows

Welcome Swallow                      Hirundo neoxena
Tree Martin                          Hirundo nigricans

Turdidae             Thrushes

Bassian Thrush                       Zoothera lunulata
Common Blackbird                     Turdus merula

Ornithorhynchidae    Platypus

Platypus                             Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Tachyglossidae       Echidnas

Short-beaked Echidna                 Tachyglossus aculeatus

Petauridae           Gliders

Yellow-bellied Glider                Petaurus australis

Pseudocheiridae      Ringtail possums and Greater Glider

Common Ringtail Possum               Pseudocheirus peregrinus

Phalangeridae        Possums

Common Brushtail Possum              Trichosurus vulpecula

Macropodidae         Kangaroos

Eastern Grey Kangaroo                Macropus giganteus
Swamp Wallaby                        Wallabia bicolor

Canidae              Dogs, foxes

Fox                                  Vulpes vulpes


Rabbit                               Oryctolagus cuniculus

Scincidae            Skinks

Cool-temperate Water-skink           Eulamprus tympanum
Pale-flecked Garden Sunskink         Lampropholis guichenoti

Elapidae             Front-fanged snakes

Eastern Tiger Snake                  Notechis scutatus

Pieridae             White and Yellow butterflies

Imperial White                       Delias harpalyce

Nymphalidae          Danaids, Browns and Nymphs (butterflies)

Eastern Ringed Xenica                Geitoneura acantha
Klug's Xenica                        Geitoneura klugii
Common Brown                         Heteronympha merope
Sword-grass Brown                    Tisiphone abeona

Lycaenidae           Blues and Coppers (butterflies)

Common Grass-Blue                    Zizina labradas

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