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