Mt Carbine

Birdlife E-H

As compiled by Lloyd Nielsen, February 1998

(Does not include birds from Mt Spurgeon area)

Eagle, Little
– one record near the town

Wedge-tailed – a pair sometimes seen about Mt Alto

Egret, Cattle
– uncommon

Great – always one or two about the dams

Intermediate – small numbers about the dams

Little – less common than other egrets, but occasionally seen



Fairy-wren, Red-backed
– common about Maryfarms

Falcon, Brown
– irregular but generally moderately common especially about Maryfarms

Peregrine – a pair nested on rock face of the mine pit, 1996 & 1998

Fantail, Grey
– moderately common winter visitor

Little Friarbird

Little Friarbird

Northern – scarce, more so towards Mt Molloy in denser woodland

Rufous – sometimes along denser creeks on migration

– nomadic, common

Finch, Black-throated
– irregular, more common on Hurricane road

Double-barred – common

Red-browed – more so along denser creeks

Flycatcher, Leaden
– common

Lemon-bellied – more so along Mt Molloy road

Restless – rare, has been seen about town and on Hurricane road

Satin – rare, only seen on migration

Friarbird, Little
– very common

Noisy – very common

Frogmouth, Tawny
– common

Galah (male and female)

Galah (male and female)

– very common

Goose, Magpie
– occasionally at dams

Goshawk, Brown
– moderately common

Red – rare, has been seen at Maryfarms

Grassbird, Little
rare, only a couple of records – from dams

Brown Goshawk

Brown Goshawk

Tawny – has been seen in tall grassy areas about Maryfarms

Grebe, Australasian
– irregular, sometimes common about dams

Great-crested – rare, a few records of single birds from the tailings dam

Hoary-headed – rare, one record from the tailings dam

Greenshank, Common
– occasiona1 to dams

Scarlet Honeyeater

Scarlet Honeyeater

– a dry season visitor to dams, sometimes in large numbers

Harrier, Spotted
– best place is at Maryfarms

Swamp – sometimes over the tailings dam

Heron, Pied
– rare visitor to dams

White-faced – moderately common

White-necked – occasionally at the dams, single birds

Hobby, Australian
– sometimes winters about dams

Honeyeater, Banded
– some years common, others absent, mostly about tea-trees and blue gums

Black-chinned – rare, about blue gums

Blue-faced – very common

Bridled – in wet winters comes down from high rainforests and reaches Mitchell River

Brown-backed – uncommon

Dusky – more so along denser creeks towards ranges

Lewin’s – small numbers come down from high rainforests in winter

Rufous-throated – a few birds about Mitchell River off Hurricane road

Scarlet – sometimes very common

Singing – a small population about Hurricane Station

White-cheeked – rare, sometimes comes down from Mt Carbine plateau

White-gaped – a small population on McLeod River

White-throated – common

Yellow – moderately common

Yellow-faced – more so towards the ranges