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

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s