AudioDateDownLeftRightUpIconClosefacebookReportGallerySettingsGiftLanguageGridLanguage iconListMapMenunoAudionoPhotoPhotoPlayPlusSearchStartwitterUserVideo

Checklist S44916792

 
Location
Karumba, Carpentaria, Queensland, AU ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Distance:
16.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Rob Reed
Comments:
Road 4 to 16km before Karumba Point turnoff mainly targeted. Again many 1000's of birds on water too distant to ID by scope or hidden by grass. Freckled ducks and Australasian shovelers seen. No Plumed whistling ducks observed today. This area should be at it's prime in May with grass shorter and water dissipated and concentrated next to road.
Species
41 species total
2
Wandering Whistling-Duck
250
Freckled Duck

Conservative estimate. Many immatures, some males still had some red at bill base. ID based on size, decurved bill, peaked rear head, archetypal feather pattern on water and in flight. Calls also heard. Third record for SE Gulf, others Normanton 2013 (9), Doomadgee 2017 (1)

14
Black Swan
3
Australasian Shoveler

First record for SE Gulf. Other ebird records most proximal: Georgetown 1991, 1978, Lawn Hill 2002. Males in breeding plumage. Close range and scoped views. ID based on distinctive bill shape, size of bird, distinctive pre-orbital pale crescent in male and feather patterns. Yellow eye in male, broken pale eye-ring in female. 3 birds together mixed with other waterfowl.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 1
Sex Unknown
6
Pacific Black Duck
2000
Grey Teal

See introductory notes.

800
Pink-eared Duck

See introductory notes

1200
Hardhead

See introductory notes

5
Australasian Grebe
12
Great Crested Grebe
5
Sarus Crane
13
Brolga
750
Pied Stilt

See introductory notes

125
Masked Lapwing
35
Black-fronted Dotterel
22
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
7
Marsh Sandpiper
1
Gull-billed Tern
18
White-winged Black Tern
200
Whiskered Tern
8
Black-necked Stork
1
Little Pied Cormorant
3
Australian Pelican
7
Great Egret
250
Little Egret

See introductory notes

150
Pied Heron

See introductory notes

8
Cattle Egret
500
Glossy Ibis
2
Australian White Ibis
14
Straw-necked Ibis
12
Royal Spoonbill
25
Black Kite
6
Whistling Kite
1
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
1
Brown Falcon
30
Little Corella
3
Rufous-throated Honeyeater
7
Torresian Crow
2
Tawny Grassbird

Heard calling

5
Golden-headed Cisticola
1
Australasian Pipit
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes