Wild Mountains

View of Scenic-rim from lower quarry
Scenic-Rim

At the end of November 2018 I was invited to ‘guide’ bird-walks at the Wild Mountains venue on the ‘Scenic-Rim’ in South-east Queensland. The trip was designed to coincide with the annual ‘Scrub-Jam’. I arrived early and did some reconnaissance, doing walks in various habitats such as rainforest and eucalypt, finding such ‘delights’ as Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Noisy Pitta, Paradise Riflebird and Crested Shrike-tit (…amongst others) The ‘designated’ walk itself went quite successfully with about 10 people turning up and around and 40+ species seen
Please have a look through this post and let me know what you think, I’ve created it with the new WordPress 5 software so there may be some errors or problems. ‘Wild Mountains’ is a wonderful area and a great place to visit if you love nature….please give me some ‘feed-back’.

Regent Bowerbird female
Koala

Loveridge’s Frog (Philoria loveridgei) Endangered
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Noisy Pitta #1
Noisy Pitta #2
Topknot Pigeons

List of species observed (28 November to 3 December 2018)

Birds
Brown Quail Synoicus ypsilophorus
White-headed PigeonColumba leucomela
Brown Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia phasianella
Pacific Emerald Dove Chalcophaps longirostris
Wompoo Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus magnificus
Rose-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus regina
Topknot Pigeon Lopholaimus antarcticus
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiae
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis
Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosus
Australian Owlet-nightjarAegotheles cristatus
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus
Pacific Swift Apus pacificus
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae
Sacred KingfisherTodiramphus sanctus
Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus
Glossy Black-CockatooCalyptorhynchus lathami
Yellow-tailed Black-CockatooCalyptorhynchus funereus
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
Australian King-ParrotAlisterus scapularis
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
Noisy Pitta Pitta versicolor
DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis
Green Catbird Ailuroedus crassirostris
Regent BowerbirdSericulus chrysocephalus
Satin BowerbirdPtilonorhynchus violaceus
White-throated TreecreeperCormobates leucophaea
Variegated FairywrenMalurus lamberti
Red-backed FairywrenMalurus melanocephalus
Eastern SpinebillAcanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Lewin’s Honeyeater Meliphaga lewinii
Yellow-faced HoneyeaterCaligavis chrysops
Bell Miner Manorina melanophrys
Scarlet HoneyeaterMyzomela sanguinolenta
White-naped HoneyeaterMelithreptus lunatus
Spotted PardalotePardalotus punctatus
Striated PardalotePardalotus striatus
Yellow-throated Scrubwren Sericornis citreogularis
White-browed ScrubwrenSericornis frontalis
Brown ThornbillAcanthiza pusilla
Striated Thornbill Acanthiza lineata
White-throated GerygoneGerygone olivacea
Brown GerygoneGerygone mouki
Eastern WhipbirdPsophodes olivaceus
Pied Currawong Strepera graculina
Barred CuckooshrikeCoracina lineata
Black-faced CuckooshrikeCoracina novaehollandiae
Varied TrillerLalage leucomela
Common CicadabirdEdolisoma tenuirostre
Crested Shrike-titFalcunculus frontatus
Grey ShrikethrushColluricincla harmonica
Little ShrikethrushColluricincla megarhyncha
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis
Rufous WhistlerPachycephala rufiventris
Olive-backed OrioleOriolus sagittatus
Australasian Figbird Sphecotheres vieilloti
Spangled DrongoDicrurus bracteatus
Grey Fantail Rhipidura albiscapa
White-eared Monarch Carterornis leucotis
Black-faced MonarchMonarcha melanopsis
Spectacled MonarchSymposiachrus trivirgatus
Torresian CrowCorvus orru
Paradise RiflebirdPtiloris paradiseus
Pale-yellow RobinTregellasia capito
Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis
Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxena
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis
Russet-tailed Thrush Zoothera heinei
Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum
Red-browed FinchNeochmia temporalis
Mammals
KoalaPhascolarctos cinereus
DingoCanis familiaris
Red-necked Wallaby
Macropus rufogriseus
Red-necked PademelonThylogale thetis

Sichuan, China – Bird-Identification Quiz

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After a highly-successful trip in 2014 I thought this area was one of the most exciting birding destinations that I have ever visited and with the assistance of one of the region’s best bird-guides we have created a photo-ID quiz to entice you there!

Note that the quiz is ‘multiple-choice’ and all the ‘answer-species’ given can also be found in Sichuan. The IOC classification gives 727 species.

We are trying to organize a tour in early-May 2016, if you are interested in joining us please contact me or Summer  through the links provided.

Get the brain-cells, field-guides and apps out and ‘dive’ in!

 

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All Quiz Images Copyright © Summer Wong  王文娟

Aviceda Wildlife Quiz #1

Australasian Bird Identification Quiz

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Ten bird photos taken in our region (but note,  not all in Australia)

Sorry, the ‘pic’ above is a ‘teaser’,  start at “Next”

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