Australian Outback – Western NSW (Birds – Part II)

Singing honeyeater

Singing honeyeater

Passerines are as numerous as they are diverse and some of my favorites are: Red-capped robin, , Splendid Fairy-wrenRestless flycatcherGolden whistlerSouthern whiteface, Chestnut-crowned babbler, White-browed babbler, Spiny-cheeked honeyeater, Singing honeyeater, Yellow-plumed honeyeater, Chestnut-backed quail-thrush, White-browed tree creeper, Chestnut-rumped thornbill, Inland thornbill, Jackie winter, Rufous whistler, Weebill,  as well as the notoriously difficult to photograph Striated grasswren

Superb fairy wren

Splendid fairy-wren

Superb fairy wren (juvenile)

Splendid fairy-wren (juvenile)

Red-capped robin

Red-capped robin

Red-capped robin (female)

Red-capped robin (female)

Inland thornbill

Inland thornbill

Rufus whistler

Rufus whistler

Southern whiteface

Southern whiteface

Spiny-cheeked honeyeater

Spiny-cheeked honeyeater

White-browed tree creeper

White-browed tree creeper

Streated grasswren

Streated grasswren

Some of the most brilliantly colored birds are the Rainbow bee-eater and the Red-backed and Sacred kingfishers.

Red-backed kingfisher

Red-backed kingfisher

Rainbow bee-eater

Rainbow bee-eater

Other birds of note are Masked, Black-faced and White-browed woodswallows that congregate in huge flocks in summer, as do Common bronzewings.

White-browed woodswallow

White-browed woodswallow

Common bronzwing

Common bronzwing

 

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  1. Frank January 29, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Excellent series.

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