Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) on a cheesewood branch. Easy to find the birds not blasted away by Cyclone Yasi, given defoliation of 50-75% most trees, though few knocked over.
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater (Meliphaga notata) searches for insect life surviving in the limited leafage.
Business as usual for young Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea). The species one of a few undiminished by Yasi.
Also surviving in usual numbers, White-browed Crake (Amaurornis cinerea), though above image not from today's final walk through the still-flooded wetlands.
So we say a fond farewell to Tyto. Return date uncertain. Hoping for some birding in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Bye for now ...
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