Trip report: Australia Photo Safari (Sep 2011)

Guided by Iain Campbell and Keith Barnes. Report by Sue Post.

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List of birds and other wildlife seen on the tour:

CASSOWARIES: Casuariidae
Southern Cassowary
EMU: Dromaiidae
Emu
DUCKS, GEESE AND SWANS: Anatidae
Magpie Goose
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Wandering Whistling-Duck
Black Swan
Radjah Shelduck
Green Pygmy-goose
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Gray Teal
Chestnut Teal
White-eyed Duck
MEGAPODES: Megapodiidae
Australian Brush-turkey
Orange-footed Scrubfowl
GREBES: Podicipedidae
Australasian Grebe
STORKS: Ciconiidae
Black-necked Stork
FRIGATEBIRDS: Fregatidae
Great Frigatebird
BOOBIES AND GANNETS: Sulidae
Brown Booby
CORMORANTS AND SHAGS: Phalacrocoracidae
Little Black Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant
ANHINGAS: Anhingidae
Australasian Darter
PELICANS: Pelecanidae
Australian Pelican
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS: Ardeidae
Black Bittern
Pacific (White-necked) Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
White-faced Heron
Pied Heron
Little Egret
Pacific Reef-Heron
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron
Eastern Reef Egret
Rufous (Nankeen) Night-Heron
IBISES AND SPOONBILLS: Threskiornithidae
Glossy Ibis
Australian Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
OSPREY: Pandionidae
Osprey
HAWKS, EAGLES AND KITES: Accipitridae
Pacific Baza
Square-tailed Kite
Australian Kite
Black Kite
Whistling Kite
Brahminy Kite
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Brown Goshawk
Collared Sparrowhawk
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Little Eagle
FALCONS AND CARACARAS: Falconidae
Australian Kestrel
Australian Hobby
Brown Falcon
Black Falcon
RAILS, GALLINULES AND COOTS: Rallidae
Buff-banded Rail
White-browed Crake
Purple Swamphen
Eurasian Coot
BUSTARDS: Otididae
Australian Bustard
CRANES: Gruidae
Sarus Crane
Brolga
THICK-KNEES: Burhinidae
Bush Thick-knee
PLOVERS AND LAPWINGS: Charadriidae
Masked Lapwing
Lesser Sand-Plover (Mongolian)
Greater Sand-Plover
Black-fronted Dotterel
OYSTERCATCHERS: Haematopodidae
Pied Oystercatcher
STILTS AND STILTS: Recurvirostridae
Pied Stilt
JACANAS: Jacanidae
Comb-crested Jacana
SANDPIPERS: Scolopacidae
Common Sandpiper
Gray-tailed Tattler
Common Greenshank
Wood Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Far Eastern Curlew
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Great Knot
Red Knot
Red-necked Stint
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Asian Dowitcher
PRATINCOLES AND COURSERS: Glareolidae
Australian Pratincole
GULLS, TERNS AND SKIMMERS: Laridae
Silver Gull
Brown Noddy
Black Noddy
Sooty Tern
Bridled Tern
Little Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Whiskered Tern
Common Tern
Great Crested Tern
Lesser Crested Tern
PIGEONS AND DOVES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon
White-headed Pigeon
Spotted Dove
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Emerald Dove
Common Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon
Squatter Pigeon
Wonga Pigeon
Partridge Pigeon
Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Diamond Dove
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Wompoo (Pigeon) Fruit-Dove
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
Banded Fruit-Dove
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon
Topknot Pigeon
COCKATOOS: Cacatuidae
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Glossy Black-Cockatoo  (HO)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo  (HO)
Pink (Major  Mitchell’s) Cockatoo
Galah
Little Corella
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Cockatiel
PARROTS: Psittacidae
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Varied Lorikeet
Hooded Parrot
Double-eyed Fig-Parrot
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Northern Rosella
Pale-headed Rosella
Red-rumped Parrot
Mulga Parrot
Bluebonnet
Australian King-Parrot
Red-winged Parrot
CUCKOOS: Cuculidae
Brush Cuckoo
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo
Black-eared Cuckoo  (HO)
Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Pheasant Coucal
BARN-OWLS: Tytonidae
Barn Owl
OWLS: Strigidae
Barking Owl
Southern Boobook
OWLET-NIGHTJARS: Aegothelidae
Australian Owlet-Nightjar
FROGMOUTHS: Podargidae
Tawny Frogmouth
SWIFTS: Apodidae
Australian Swiftlet
KINGFISHERS: Alcedinidae
Azure Kingfisher
Little Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Forest Kingfisher
Red-backed Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
BEE-EATERS: Meropidae
Rainbow Bee-eater
ROLLERS: Coraciidae
Dollarbird
PITTAS: Pittidae
Rainbow Pitta
Noisy Pitta
LYREBIRDS: Menuridae
Albert’s Lyrebird
BOWERBIRDS: Ptilonorhynchidae
Spotted Catbird
Green Catbird
Tooth-billed Catbird  (HO)
Golden Bowerbird
Regent Bowerbird
Satin Bowerbird
Spotted Bowerbird
Great Bowerbird
AUSTRALASIAN TREECREEPERS: Climacteridae
White-throated Treecreeper
Red-browed Treecreeper
Brown Treecreeper
FAIRYWRENS: Maluridae
Red-backed Fairywren
White-winged Fairywren
Superb Fairywren
Splendid Fairywren
Variegated Fairywren
HONEYEATERS: Meliphagidae
White-lined Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Graceful Honeyeater
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
Lewin’s Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Varied Honeyeater
Mangrove Honeyeater
Singing Honeyeater
Yellow Honeyeater
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater
White-gaped Honeyeater
Rufous-banded Honeyeater
Rufous-throated Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Yellow-throated (White-rumped) Miner
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Brown-backed Honeyeater
Dusky Myzomela
Scarlet Myzomela
Red-headed Myzomela
Banded Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
White-cheeked Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Little Friarbird
Helmeted Friarbird
Noisy Friarbird
Silver-crowned Friarbird
Macleay’s Honeyeater
Striped Honeyeater
PARDALOTES: Pardalotidae
Spotted Pardalote
Red-browed Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
THORNBILLS AND ALLIES: Acanthizidae
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
White-browed Scrubwren
Atherton Scrubwren
Large-billed Scrubwren
Slaty-backed Thornbill
Mountain Thornbill
Brown Thornbill
Inland Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Weebill
Green-backed Gerygone
Fairy Gerygone
White-throated Gerygone
Large-billed Gerygone
Brown Gerygone
Mangrove Gerygone
Southern Whiteface
PSEUDO-BABBLERS: Pomatostomidae
Gray-crowned Babbler
Chestnut-crowned Babbler
LOGRUNNERS: Orthonychidae
Australian Logrunner
Chowchilla
WHIPBIRDS AND WEDGEBILLS: Psophodidae
Eastern Whipbird
QUAIL-THRUSHES AND JEWEL-BABBLERS: Cinclosomatidae
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
BOATBILLS: Machaerirhynchidae
Yellow-breasted Boatbill
WOODSWALLOWS: Artamidae
White-breasted Woodswallow
Masked Woodswallow
White-browed Woodswallow
Black-faced Woodswallow
Dusky Woodswallow
Little Woodswallow
BELLMAGPIES AND ALLIES: Cracticidae
Silver-backed Butcherbird
Gray Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Black Butcherbird
Australasian Magpie
Pied Currawong
CUCKOO-SHRIKES: Campephagidae
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Barred (Yellow-eyed) Cuckoo-shrike
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Cicadabird
White-winged Triller
Varied Triller
SITELLAS: Neosittidae
Varied Sittella
WHISTLERS AND ALLIES: Pachycephalidae
Crested Bellbird
Mangrove Golden Whistler
Gray Whistler
Black-tailed Whistler
Golden Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Rufous Shrike-Thrush
Sandstone Shrike-Thrush
Gray Shrike-Thrush
OLD WORLD ORIOLES: Oriolidae
Olive-backed Oriole
Green (Yellow) Oriole
Australasian Figbird
DRONGOS: Dicruridae
Spangled Drongo
FANTAILS: Rhipiduridae
Northern Fantail
Willie-wagtail
Gray Fantail
Rufous Fantail
Arafura Fantail
MONARCH FLYCATCHERS: Monarchidae
White-eared Monarch
Spectacled Monarch
Magpie-lark
Leaden Flycatcher
Broad-billed Flycatcher
Paperbark Flycatcher
Restless Flycatcher
Shining Flycatcher
CROWS, JAYS AND MAGPIES: Corvidae
Torresian Crow
Australian Raven
WHITE-WINGED CHOUGH AND APOSTLEBIRD: Corcoracidae
White-winged Chough
Apostlebird
BIRDS-OF-PARADISE: Paradisaeidae
Paradise Riflebird  (HO)
Victoria’s Riflebird
AUSTRALASIAN ROBINS: Petroicidae
Jacky-winter
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Red-capped Robin
Rose Robin
Pale-yellow Robin
Eastern Yellow Robin
Mangrove Robin
Hooded Robin
Gray-headed Robin
SWALLOWS: Hirundinidae
Welcome Swallow
Fairy Martin
Tree Martin
REED-WARBLERS AND ALLIES: Acrocephalidae
Australian Reed-Warbler
CISTICOLAS AND ALLIES: Cisticolidae
Golden-headed Cisticola
Zitting Cisticola
THRUSHES AND ALLIES: Turdidae
Olive-tailed (Bassian) Thrush
Russet-tailed Thrush
WHITE-EYES: Zosteropidae
Silver-eye
STARLINGS: Sturnidae
Metallic Starling
Common Myna
European Starling
FLOWERPECKERS: Dicaeidae
Mistletoebird
SUNBIRDS AND SPIDERHUNTERS: Nectariniidae
Olive-backed (Yellow-bellied) Sunbird
WAGTAILS AND PIPITS: Motacillidae
Australasian Pipit
OLD WORLD SPARROWS: Passeridae
House Sparrow
WAXBILLS AND ALLIES: Estrildidae
Red-browed (Finch) Firetail
Crimson Finch
Long-tailed Finch
Double-barred Finch
Black-throated Finch
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Nutmeg Mannikin

 

MAMMAL LIST
Platypus
Northern Brown Bandicoot
Mountain Brushtail Possum
Common Brushtail Possum
Striped Possum
Sugar Glider
Rufous Bettong
Common Ringtail Possum
Musky Rat-kangaroo
Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo
Agile Wallaby
Whiptail Wallaby
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Western Grey Kangaroo
Red Kangaroo
Euro (Common Wallaroo)
Black Wallaroo
Red-necked Wallaby
Black (Swamp) Wallaby
Mareeba Rock Wallaby
Short-eared Rock-Wallaby
Red-necked Pademelon
Red-legged Pademelon
Black Flying-fox
Little Red Flying-fox
Feral Pig
Brumby (Wild horse)
HERPS
Green Tree Frog
Peron’s Tree Frog
Northern Dwarf Tree Frog
Red Tree Frog
Rocket Frog
Striped Marsh
Cane Toad Bufo marinus
Estuarine Crocodile
Eastern Striped Skink
Morethia ruficauda
Pink-tongued Skink
Asian House Gecko
Shingle-back Lizard
Jacky Lizard
Burton’s Snake-lizard
Common Bearded Dragon
Ringtail Dragon
Gilbert’s Dragon
Sand (Gould’s) Goanna
Carpet (Diamond) Python