Mackay Trip

Subject: Mackay Trip
From: "Mark Sanders" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 23:31:16
I have recently finished typing up a trip report for our trip to Mackay which occured over the new year. If any one is interested in the report they can find it at;

and then follow the links to: trip reports - queensland - Mackay trip.

Included in the report are sightings of:

* 24 species of Butterflies

* 25 species of Frogs including;
  - Eungella Torrent Frog (Taudactylus eungellensis)
  - Short-footed Water Holding Frog (Cyclorana brevipes)
  - New Holland Water Holding Frog (Cyclorana novaehollandiae)

* 20 species of Reptiles including;
  - Ocellated Velvet Gecko (Oedura monilis)
  - Lemon Barred Forest Skink (Eulamprus amplus)

* 172 species of Birds including;
  - Superb Fruit Dove
  - Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher
  - Metallic Starling
  - One very interesting looking egret that may be a hybrid (with a
    Pied Heron) and is sure to cause some discussion
  - Many other goodies too numerous to mention

* 11 native mammals including;
  - Rufous Bettong (Aepyprymnus rufescens)
  - Black-striped Wallaby (Macropus dorsalis)

Mark Sanders

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