And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kimberley Woodlands

Well, it looks like I’m off to the Camballin fauna survey area again on Thursday (see Camballin 2009). This is the repeat autumn survey, so hopefully we will get some different animals and it will be interesting to see what Camballin’s like after two cyclones went through during the summer. Hopefully we haven’t had too many buckets for our pit traps, pop out and wash away. It was hard work last time digging in 120 twenty-five litre buckets into the hard clay!

Seeing I’m going back to the Kimberley, I thought I’d post some more of the Broome photos from the trip with my cousin a few months ago. A lot of the Kimberley area is a grassy woodland, so here are some of the animals found in those areas.




A colourful, but slightly moulting Rainbow Bee-eater.




The shrike-like Pied Butcherbird.




A young (female?) Red-winged Parrot.




A Frilled Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii).




Great Bowerbird. A very reptilian-looking bird!




Gilbert's Dragon or Ta-ta Lizard (Amphibolurus gilberti).







Australian Bustard.




Grey-crowned Babbler. They usually hang around in noisy family groups of about half a dozen.

6 comments:

Bill S. said...

Fantastic pictures of the wildlife.

Stu said...

Great shots there, I love the Bee-eaters.

Angad Achappa said...

Lovely images.. liked the bustard in flight shot a lot...

Delwyn said...

Hi

your bustard in flight is beautiful...thanks

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eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous photos of the birds and critters.