Birds of Townsville area

Forest Kingfisher (race: incinclus); Spotted Bowerbird (fem); Red-tailed Black Cockatoo; Rainbow Bee-Eater; Brown-backed Honeyeater; Spangled Drongo; Straw-necked Ibis (juv).

Lots of raptors. First, the Brahminy Kites:


Next the White-bellied Sea-eagles:white-bellied sea-eagle battlewhite-bellied sea-eagles (juv)white-bellied sea-eagle (adult)


And then Whistling and Black Kites making the most of the burning off:

Kites love bushfiresMichael Monaghan

July 2108

One thought on “Birds of Townsville area

  1. Hi Michael,

    You have got some great photos there, especially of the female red-tailed cockatoo, the Brahminy Kites and White Bellied Sea Eagles.. However, your White Browed Tree Creeper is actually a “Brown-backed Honeyeater” and your Chough is a beautiful Spangled Drongo! (Spangled Drongos have a distinctive forked tail, a shorter more thickset bill and you can see some shiny spangles on the breast in your photograph. Loved the bower birds. You are so lucky to see those.

    Cheers, Caroline


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