Birdlife A-D

As compiled by Lloyd Nielsen, February 1998

Apostlebird
- common


Pied Butcherbird

Pied Butcherbird

Bee-eater, Rainbow
- mostly a common winter visitor

Babbler, Grey-crowned
- very common

Baza, Pacific
- occasional in denser woodland towards ranges and along Mitchell river

Boobook, Southern
- moderately common

Greater Bowerbird

Greater Bowerbird

Bowerbird, Great
- common

Brolga
- sometimes about the dams

Bronzewing
- common

Brush-Turkey, Australian
- small numbers along the Mitchell River

Bustard, Australian
- Maryfarms

Butcherbird, Pied
- common

Buzzard, Black-breasted
- rare, couple of records from dam area


Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Cicadabird
- moderately common summer visitor

Cisticola, Golden-headed
- Maryfarms

Cockatiel
- rare, one record from Maryfarms area

Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested
- common

Cockatoo, Red-tailed Black
- nomadic, sometimes very common

Coot, Eurasian
- sometimes large numbers on the tailings dam

Cormorant, Great
- usually a few on the dams

Little Black - moderately common about the dams

Little Pied - moderately common about the dams

Coucal, Pheasant
- moderately common in grassy areas

Crake, Baillon’s
- has been recorded about the dams in small numbers

Crow, Torresian
- common

Cuckoo, Brush
- summer visitor in small numbers

Channel-billed - moderately common summer visitor

Fan-tailed – uncommon winter visitor

Horsfield’s Bronze - uncommon and irregular

Little Bronze – moderately common

Pallid - small numbers

Cuckoo-shrike, Black-faced
- common in most areas

White-bellied - common throughout

Currawong, Pied
- occasional visitor, mostly in small numbers, irregular


Spangled Drongo

Spangled Drongo

Darter, Australian
- nearly always about the dams in small numbers

Dollarbird
- moderately common summer visitor

Dotterel, Black-fronted
- occasionally small numbers about the dams

Red-kneed - a dry season visitor in small numbers about the dams

Dove, Bar-shouldered
- common

Diamond – irregular about town area, more common towards Hurricane Station

Emerald – along denser creeks

Peaceful – very common

Drongo, Spangled
- common

Duck, Australian Wood
- moderately common about the small dams

Pacific Black - common

Pink-eared - rare, has been seen on the dams

Wandering Whistling-duck