Saturday, December 7, 2013

Quite a conk and quite a honk

They don't come much larger and louder than Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae), here high in a Mungalla Station paperbark and taking a break from feeding on figs.

No figs for this big-billed fisher, Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus), taking off from small pool at Tyto Wetlands and dwarfing Whiskered Terns.


Mr. Smiley said...

A wonderful look a this big bird. I used to see and hear more of them at Bawley Point, NSW than I do here in Kuranda.

Judith Gray said...

Great photo of the Chanel-billed Cuckoo! I haven't been able to get one of them sitting still here, as the crows do a good job of chasing them away as soon as they enter the area for obvious reasons. They are a magnificent looking bird.

Last straw too much for Double-barred Finch

Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.