Birding East Coast Australia 2000 - Bird Species


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Jacana to Dollarbird
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Part I: Southern Cassowary - Australian Bustard


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Species Name
English
(Scientific)
German
Observations, Remarks

Southern Cassowary
(Casuarius casuarius)
Helmkasuar
Only 1 adult at Mission Beach on 6.11.
Emu
(Dromaius novaehollandiae)
Emu
An inland bird, some smaller groups and families between Moonie and St. George on 11.11 and between St. George and Nindigully on 12.11.
Australasian Grebe
(Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Australischer Zwergtaucher
Fairly common on inland reservoirs (dams).
Hoary-headed Grebe
(Poliocephalus poliocephalus)
Haarschopftaucher
Only 1 adult in breeding plumage at St. George sewage ponds on 12.11.
Great Crested Grebe
(Podiceps cristatus)
Haubentaucher
Fairly common on inland reservoirs, not seen around Cairns, first found at Kinchant Dam near Eungella National Park on 8.11.
Flesh-footed Shearwater
(Puffinus carneipes)
Blaßfuß-Sturmtaucher
In my opinion the most numerous dark shearwater at Norah Heads on 19.11. and at Magic Point on 22.11.
Wedge-tailed Shearwater
(Puffinus pacificus)
Keilschwanz-Sturmtaucher
Only single birds identified at Norah Heads on 19.11.
Sooty Shearwater
(Puffinus griseus)
Dunkler Sturmtaucher
Two at Norah Heads on 19.11.
Short-tailed Shearwater
(Puffinus tenuirostris)
Kurzschwanz-Sturmtaucher
Many beachcasts at Norah Heads and on the beaches of Royal National Park, only single birds identified on the sea at Norah Heads on 19.11.
Fluttering Shearwater
(Puffinus gavia)
Flattersturmtaucher
In big numbers off Norah Heads together with Hutton's Shearwaters on 19.11.
Hutton's Shearwater
(Puffinus huttoni)
Huttonsturmtaucher
In big numbers off Norah Heads together with Fluttering Shearwaters on 19.11.
Australian Pelican
(Pelecanus conspicillatus)
Brillenpelikan
Common along the coast and on big inland reservoirs.
Australian Gannet
(Morus serrator)
Australtölpel
Single birds (2-3) while seawatching at Norah Heads on 19.11.
Brown Booby
(Sula leucogaster)
Weißbauchtölpel
Single birds on and around Michaelmas Cay and off Cairns on 30.11.
Little Black Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)
Schwarzscharbe
Common, even on small freshwater ponds like Centenary Lakes in Cairns.

Great Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax carbo)
Kormoran
Easily found on great inland lakes and in coastal areas, mor common in the south.
Pied Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax varius)
Elsterscharbe
Like Great Cormorant, first found on Kinchant Dam near Eungella National Park on 8.11.
Little Pied Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)
Kräuselscharbe
Common.
Australian Darter
(Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Australischer Schlangenhalsvogel
Common bird on freshwater lakes and rivers.
Lesser Frigatebird
(Fregata ariel)
Arielfregattvogel
Two Frigatebirds above Michaelmas Cay on 30.11., not surely this species, Great Frigatebird also possible.
White-necked (Pacific) Heron
(Ardea pacifica)
Weißhalsreiher
Only single birds on inland freshwater, e.g. 1 at Tinaroo Lake on 4.11.
Great-billed Heron
(Ardea sumatrana)
Rußreiher
One bird on Chris Dahlberg's Specialised Daintree River Tours on 2.11.

Great White Egret
(Ardea alba)
Silberreiher
Common.
Pied Heron
(Ardea picata)
Elsterreiher
Only 2 ad. at Lake Mitchell on 3. and 4.11.
White-faced Heron
(Egretta novaehollandiae)
Weißwangenreiher
Common, often in mangroves.
Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)
Seidenreiher
Common, Australian birds do not have yellow toes!


Eastern Reef Egret
(Egretta sacra)
Riffreiher
1 ad. white phase at the rocky coast of Caloundra on 14.11. and 1 dark phase at Gavrie Beach, Royal National Park on 22.11.
Intermediate Egret
(Ardea intermedia)
Mittelreiher
Perhaps a bit less common than Great White Egret
Cattle Egret
(Ardea ibis)
Kuhreiher
Common on the pastures in the north.
Striated Heron
(Butorides striatus)
Mangrovereiher
Single birds in the north, e.g. on Chris Dahlberg's Specialised Daintree River Tours on 1.11.
Nankeen Night Heron
(Nycticorax caledonicus)
Rotrückenreiher
Single birds in the north in swampy habitats.
Black Bittern
(Ixobrychus flavicollis)
Schwarzdommel
Only 1 on Chris Dahlberg's Specialised Daintree River Tours on 2.11.
Black-necked Stork
(Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Riesenstorch
Single birds, e.g. near Daintree on 31.10., Lake Mitchell on 3.11. and at Kelly Rd swamps (Lockyer Valley) on 15.11.
Australian White Ibis
(Threskiornis molucca)
Australischer Ibis
Common, also urban areas.
Straw-necked Ibis
(Threskiornis spinicollis)
Stachelibis
More in dry areas compared to White Ibis.
Glossy Ibis
(Plegadis falcinellus)
Sichler
Only few on freshwaterlakes, e.g. Lake Mitchell on 3.11.
Royal Spoonbill
(Platalea regia)
Königslöffler
Commonest spoonbill, freshwater and coastal areas.
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
(Platalea flavipes)
Gelbschnabellöffler
Only single birds, e.g. Lake Mitchell on 3.11. and near St. George on 12.11.
Magpie Goose
(Anseranas semipalmata)
Spaltfußgans
Very common, often seen in big flocks on farmland.
Plumed Whistling Duck
(Dendrocygna eytoni)
Gelbfuß-Pfeifgans
Mostly found on Atherton Tablelands, e.g. Lake Tinaroo (near Yungaburra), and Hasties Swamps on 5.11.
Wandering Whistling Duck
(Dendrocygna arcuata)
Wanderpfeifgans
More widespread in the north, but less numerous than Plumed WD.
Black Swan
(Cygnus atratus)
Schwarzschwan
Common on large freshwater lakes, first seen at Lake Mitchell.
Green Pygmy Goose
(Nettapus pulchellus)
Australische Zwergente
On freshwater lakes in the north, e.g. Abbatoir Swamp and Lake Carbine on 2.11., Lake Mitchell on 3.11.
Cotton Pygmy Goose
(Nettapus coromandelianus)
Koromandelzwergente
Single birds on Lake Tinaroo on 4.11.
Maned (Wood) Duck
(Chenonetta jubata)
Mähnengans
Very common in the south, few in the north.
Grey Teal
(Anas gracilis)
Weißkehlente
Common on freshwater lakes, but only on small numbers.
Chestnut Teal
(Anas castanea)
Kastanienente
Common in the south, first seen near Brisbane on the 14.11.
Pacific Black Duck
(Anas superciliosa)
Augenbrauenente
Common and everywhere.
Australian Shoveler
(Anas rhynchotis)
Halbmond-Löffelente
Only 3 at Mother of Ducks Lagoon near Guyra on 18.11.
Pink-eared Duck
(Malacorhynchus membranaceus)
Rosenohrente
About 10 at Gatton University of Queensland "Lake Gallety" on 15.11.
Hardhead
(Aythya australis)
Tasmanmoorente
Common on freshwater.
Osprey
(Pandion haliaetus)
Fischadler
Single birds along the coast and on freshwater lakes.
Pacific Baza
(Aviceda subcristata)
Papuaweih
1 immature at Daintree River on 1.11.
Australian Black-shouldered Kite
(Elanus axillaris)
Australischer Gleitaar
Single birds in the inland.
Square-tailed Kite
(Lophoictinia isura)
Schopfmilan
Only 1 near St. George on 12.11.
Black Kite
(Milvus migrans)
Schwarzmilan
Common.
Whistling Kite
(Haliastur sphenurus)
Keilschwanzweih
Common.
Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus)
Brahminenweih
Single birds along the northern coast, e.g. Cairns.
White-bellied Sea Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucogaster)
Weißbauch-Seeadler
Single birds in coastal areas and at lakes.
Spotted Harrier
(Circus assimilis)
Fleckenweihe
Only seen at Atherton Tablelands on 5.11.
White (Grey) Goshawk
(Accipiter novaehollandiae)
Grauhabicht
In rainforest habitat, e.g. Cape Tribulation on 1.11. and Royal National Park on 22.11.
Collared Sparrowhawk
(Accipiter cirrhocephalus)
Sydneysperber
2 at Eastern Mary Road, Mt. Carbine, on 4.11.
Wedge-tailed Eagle
(Aquila audax)
Keilschwanzadler
Single birds, sometimes feeding on dead kangaroos along the roads.
Little Eagle
(Hieraaetus morphnoides)
Kaninchenadler
1 pale morph in Royal National Park on 20.11.
Australian Kestrel
(Falco cenchroides)
Graubartfalke
Commonest falcon.
Brown Falcon
(Falco berigora)
Habichtfalke
Only few in the inland, but regularly seen.
Australian Hobby
(Falco longipennis)
Australischer Baumfalke
1 near Daintree on 1.11. and 1 south of Tamworth on 19.11.
Peregrine Falcon:Peregrine
(Falco peregrinus)
Wanderfalke
Only 1 in Manly on 23.11.
Orange-footed Scrubfowl
(Megapodius reinwardt)
Reinwardthuhn
Easily seen in the northern rainforest, first at Centenary Lakes, Cairns on 29.11., moundbuilder.
Brush Turkey
(Alectura lathami)
Buschhuhn
Common in the rainforests, often at picnic places and rest areas, moundbuilder.
Brown Quail
(Coturnix australis)
Braunwachtel
2 near Lake Eacham, Atherton Tablelands on 4.11.
Red-backed Buttonquail
(Turnix maculosa)
Fleckenlaufhühnchen
1 flushed at Abbatoir Swamps on 2.11.
Painted Buttonquail
(Turnix varia)
Buntlaufhühnchen
2 on the Bruce Highway north of Rockhampton on 8.11.
Sarus Crane
(Grus antigone)
Saruskranich
2 at Lake Carbine on 2.11., some at the night roost at Bromfield Swamps on 5.11.
Brolga
(Grus rubicunda)
Brolgakranich
2 at Lake Mitchell on 4.11., some at Bromfield Swamps on 5.11.
Buff-banded Rail
(Gallirallus philippensis)
Bindenralle
Common and easily seen.
Red-necked Crake
(Rallina tricolor)
Dreifarbenralle
Only heard at Kingfisher Park on 3.11.
Bush-hen
(Amaurornis olivaceus)
Philippinenkielralle
Seen once at Lake Carbine on 2.11.
Dusky Moorhen
(Gallinula tenebrosa)
Papuateichhuhn
Some around Lake Tinaroo and Hasties Swamps.
Purple Swamphen
(Porphyrio porphyrio)
Purpurhuhn
Common, especially at Abbatoir Swamps and Hasties Swamps.
Common Coot
(Fulica atra)
Bläßhuhn
Common.
Australian Bustard
(Ardeotis australis)
Wammentrappe
Easily seen displaying at Eastern and Western Mary Roads on 2.11. and 4.11., also along Bruce Highway.

Part II: Jacana to Dollarbird

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