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)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Australian Brush-Turkey

We are off to Darwin tomorrow for some birding. The kitchen downlights are in and work and look great! Now it time to pack and charge up the photo/video gear. Hopefully I might get some footage, but this trip is more of a hunt for birds we missed last time, so it's going to be full on!
Our target lifer birds are:

Hooded Parrot
Red Goshawk
Northern Shrike-Tit
Large-tailed Nightjar
Masked Finch
Chestnut-backed Button-Quail
Red-chested Button-Quail
Red-backed Button-Quail
White-breasted Whistler (for Liz)


Here is a video of a Brush-Turkey from our last trip up near Cairns in Queenland. He didn't seem to care how close we got, as he was so busy looking for food in the rainforest leaf litter.


2 comments:

Stu said...

I can remember seeing loads of these in FNQ..............we didn't eat one at christmas though........

Luuuuuua said...

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