Kunoth Well - Alice Springs this morning

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Subject: Kunoth Well - Alice Springs this morning
From: "Barry Bucholtz" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 16:03:25 +0930

I went up to Kunoth Well this morning at dawn. Down the Hamilton Downs Youth Camp Road the mulga country is looking fantastic, but no flowers on the eremophilas, which probably accounts for the total lack of Pied or Black Honeyeaters there.

There were Grey Honeyeaters at three sites over 4 km on the west side of the road including an adult bird feeding 2 very young ones less than 100 metres from where a pair nested in August/ September this year. There was also one chasing a Horsefields Bronze-cuckoo at one site. One of the Grey HE was calling, but with a much quieter call than usual about 10 metres from me. It kept repeating its call in this manner, and it almost became a trill ?

Other good birds there were Bourke’s Parrot, Redthroat, White-browed Treecreeper,  Inland Dotterel, numerous nests of Crimson Chats, nesting Red-capped and Hooded Robins and Slaty-backed Thornbill.


Barry Bucholtz

Alice Springs NT



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