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Checklist S44713497

 
Location
UNSW Arid Zone Research Station, Fowlers Gap, Northwestern NSW, New South Wales, AU ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
10
Duration:
12 hour(s)
Distance:
5.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Simon Gorta
Comments:
Birding with other students and staff on the UNSW Life in Arid Lands course
Species
43 species total
2
Emu

Immature bird (Jamie) is free roaming but very tame and mostly hangs around the field station.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown 1

© Simon Gorta

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
2
Pacific Black Duck
17
Gray Teal
16
Pink-eared Duck
13
Hoary-headed Grebe
1
Little Pied Cormorant
1
White-faced Heron
1
Black-breasted Kite

© Simon Gorta

Average Quality

Taken with phone

Age:
Immature
4
Wedge-tailed Eagle
1
Brown Goshawk
1
Collared Sparrowhawk
2
Whistling Kite
1
Black-tailed Nativehen
1
Eurasian Coot
1
Pied Stilt
1
Masked Lapwing
30
Black-fronted Dotterel
4
Crested Pigeon
3
Peaceful Dove
1
Tawny Frogmouth
1
Laughing Kookaburra
1
Australian Hobby
40
Galah
1
Elegant Parrot

The parrot called in flight and was seen well on the ground drinking by this morning's birding group. The call, limited blue on the wings (especially when the wings were open which was seen multiple times as it jumped around on the ground trying to find a safe place to drink) and vibrant yellow-green colouring (versus duller green for BWP) easily ruled out Blue-winged Parrot. Notable also was the obvious two-toned colouring in the wings with dark blue edging and vibrant reflective sky blue above, not just at the back of the wing but all the way along to the shoulder. No photographs were taken as I thought I had left my camera behind in the cabin, but it was actually in my bag - very very frustrating. Was too small to photograph through the binoculars and when I tried to get closer for photographs it flew off.

6
Australian Ringneck (Mallee)
4
Mulga Parrot
4
Splendid Fairywren
6
Yellow-throated Miner
20
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
3
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
9
White-breasted Woodswallow
6
Black-faced Woodswallow
2
Gray Butcherbird
1
Pied Butcherbird
8
Australian Magpie (Black-backed)
4
Willie-wagtail
1
Gray Fantail
3
Magpie-lark
15
Australian Raven
3
Apostlebird
27
Welcome Swallow
27
Tree Martin
2
Australasian Pipit (Australian)
 

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

Yes