Bird names can be somewhat colourful. Is this Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) - on the alert amid scleria - really so golden?
Was someone on the mark or on the port in naming the Tawny Grassbird (Megalurus timoriensis)?
The birds may look alike, because they share grassland habitat, but the small Cisticolas tend to avoid the shaded branchy bushes the bigger Tawnys go to when disturbed. Further to my point, Tawnys always sound browned off.
Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.
Oooh, look! What's that shiny black and white bird? It's so smooth and black on back and head. Could it be a rarely seen Satin Fly...
Dusky Moorhen pauses while attending to morning toilette in Townsville Palmetum. Not my target bird, but couldn't find Rufous Owl repo...
Remember this? And this? Or this? Now the scene is this. Queensland Parks and Wildlife burned east of road in Town Common Co...