Bird observations in southern Flinders Ranges, South Australia


November is nesting season in the southern Flinders Ranges, so almost all the following observations included adults and juveniles in various stages of fledging.


Rainbow bee-eater Merops (Merops) ornatus , a most beautiful bird


Brown tree-creeper Climacteris (Climacteris) picumnus

adelaide rosella

Adelaide or western rosella Platycercus adelaidae up there with the most beautiful parrots…. and young below

adelaide juvenile


White-browed Babbler Pomatostomus (Morganornis) superciliosus…. and teaching feeding to young below



Dusky Woodswallow Artamus (Angroyan) cyanopterus…… and young below



Willie wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys

Willie wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys…… and nestlings below

wagtail juvenile

From the Flinders I travelled up to Coober Pedy where I was to meet Dr John Read.

Storm north of Port Augusta

North of the gulf and Port Augusta the weather was unusually wet and stormy, and the vegetation  reduced to  treeless arid. The normally dry salt lakes contained water!

Hart Lake

To be continued..



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