Re: Pajinka bird list

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Subject: Re: Pajinka bird list
From: "Max O'Sullivan" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 18:09:40 +1000
Following are the birds seen by the group at Pajinka Lodge from 2 to 5 January 2001
Orange-footed Scrubfowl (active mound 3-4m high - at least 80 years old)
Australian Brush Turkey (northern form with whitish-purple throat instead of yellow)
Lesser Frigatebird ( 3 birds flying over lodge)
Pied Heron
Great Egret
Eastern Reef Egret (all dark form)
Black Bittern  (at nest)
Jabiru (free to fly pet at lodge)
Eastern Curlew
Grey-tailed Tattler
Common Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Marsh Sandpiper
Great Knot
Red-necked Stint
Bush Stone-Curlew
Beach Stone-Curlew
Grey Plover
Pacific Golden Plover
Greater Sand-Plover
Silver Gull
Little Tern
Whistling Kite
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Superb Fruit-Dove (females only)
Wompoo Fruit-Dove (heard)
Pied Imperial Pigeon (common)
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Emerald Dove
Palm Cockatoo (pair at nest hollow plus three other pairs in area)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Red-winged Parrot
Rainbow Lorikeet
Koel (first record for the list over 15 years)
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo
Gould's Bronze Cuckoo
Channel-billed Cuckoo (heard)
Pheasant Coucal
Papuan Frogmouth (nesting at lodge near the staff quarters)
Marbled Frogmouth ( one came in to the tape and another was heard nearby)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Collared Kingfisher
Yellow-billed Kingfisher (carrying food to nest with male nearby)
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher (everywhere)
Red-bellied Pitta (two seen clearly calling in tree tops but many others heard)
Noisy Pitta (difficult to see but calling everywhere)
Tropical Scrubwren
Fairy Gerygone
Helmeted Friarbird
Little Friarbird
Tawny-breasted H/e (common)
Yellow-spotted H/e
Graceful H/e
Varied H/e
White-throated H/e
Brown-backed H/e
Dusky H/e
Red-headed H/e
Mangrove Robin (Heard)
Yellow-legged Flycatcher
Northern Scrub-Robin
White-faced Robin
Little Shrike-Thrush
Grey Whistler (Heard)
Broad-billed Flycatcher (male feeding female near nest)
Shining Flycatcher
Yellow-breasted Boatbill
Spectacled Monarch (northern form)
Frilled Monarch
Spangled Drongo
Yellow Oriole
Magnificent Riflebird (many calling but male was difficult to see clearly)
Trumpet Manucode (again common but difficult to get good views of)
White-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike
Cicadabird (heard near lodge)
Varied Triller
White-breasted Woodswallow
Black Butcherbird
Torresian Crow
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Yellow-bellied Sunbird (very richly coloured)
Metallic Starling (very common)
Max O'Sullivan
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