Wild Mountains

View of Scenic-rim from lower quarry

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

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

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

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
KoalaPhascolarctos cinereus
DingoCanis familiaris
Red-necked Wallaby
Macropus rufogriseus
Red-necked PademelonThylogale thetis






One response to “Wild Mountains”

  1. S S Cheema Avatar

    So many birds still to see in Australia, some day…
    Thanks for sharing

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