Birdlife I-R

As compiled by Lloyd Nielsen, February 1998

(Does not include birds from Mt Spurgeon area)


Ibis, Glossy
- dry season visitor in very small numbers

Straw-necked - irregular visitor, sometimes common

White - rather uncommon visitor


Jacana, Comb-crested
- a few records from tailings dam

Jacky Winter
- a small population on Hurricane road


Sacred Kingfisher

Sacred Kingfisher

Kestrel, Australian

Kingfisher, Azure
- along running creeks and Mitchell River

Red-backed - a few turn up each winter on Mt Carbine/ Mt Molloy Road, on powerlines

Sacred - winter visitor

Forest - common

Kite, Black
- common

Black-shouldered - sometimes about Maryfarms

Letter-winged - two birds about Maryfarms 1995

Square-tailed - sometimes a pair winters about Maryfarms

Whistling - common, breeding about the dams

Kookaburra, Blue-winged
- common about the town and dams

Laughing - common


Lapwing, Masked (Plover)
- common

Lorikeet, Little
- has been recorded flying over

Rainbow - breeds in large numbers around Mt Carbine

Scaly-breasted - common

Varied - a flock on the Mitchell River, Hurricane Station, 1996


Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie

Magpie, Australian
- common

Magpie-lark
- common

Mannikin, Chestnut-breasted
- more so along the Mt Molloy road

Martin, Fairy
- mostly a winter visitor

Tree - mostly a winter visitor

Mistletoebird
- common

Monarch, Black-faced
- sometimes along denser creeks on migration

Moorhen, Dusky
- rare, sometimes about dams

Mynah, Common
- common about Mt Carbine town (introduced)

Needletail, Spine-tailed
- moderately common summer visitor


Night Heron, Nankeen
- uncommon visitor to dams

Nightjar, Large-tailed
- more so along Mt Molloy road

Spotted - small numbers about Mt Carbine in hilly country


Olive-backed Oriole

Olive-backed Oriole

Oriole, Olive-backed
- common

Osprey
- a bird over the tailings dam, 1994

Owl, Barking
- uncommon

Barn - uncommon

Rufous – pairs along Mitchell River

Owlet Nightjar, Australian
- moderately common


Redwing Parrot

Redwing Parrot

Pardalote, Red-browed
- rare, sometimes along Hurricane road

Spotted - more so in denser woodland towards ranges in winter

Striated - very common

Parrot, Red-winged
- irregular but common

Pelican, Australian
- sometimes on the dams

Pigeon, Crested
- small numbers about the town area, more common towards Hurricane Station

Squatter – common

Pipit, Richard’s
- moderately common, more so about Maryfarms

Pratincole, Australian
- a couple of records from Mt Carbine

Pygmy-goose, Cotton
- rare, a few records from the dams

Green - rare, a few records from the dams


Quail
- Brown


Reed-Warbler, Australian
- sometimes moderately common in bull-rushes about the dams