Australia: The Birds

Australia: The Birds ~ December 2016 ~ 

Over Christmas I spent 2 weeks in Australia visiting a friend and birding. In this post I will focus solely on the birds we saw and will write about the other wildlife encountered in another post (or two). As well as the birds illustrated below, we also saw loads of other species, including some particularly cool species such as Crested Shrike-tit, Australasian Bittern, Noisy Friarbird, Chestnut Quail-thrush, Mulga Parrot and Golden Whistler!

Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)
Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea)
White-winged Fairy-wren (Malurus leucopterus)
Jack Winter (Microeca fascinans)
Rufous Whistler (Pachycephalu rufiventris)
Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)
Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus)
Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Variegated Fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti)
Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos)
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina papuensis)
Rock Warbler (Origma solitaria)
Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)
Dusky Woodswallow (Artamus cyanopterus)
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)
Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)
Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea)
Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata)
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris niger)
White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus)

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