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A selection of birds seen around the Portland Roads area of Cape York, Australia

"Stacks of fish.....fantastic locals.....the best location....lots of insects.....but NOT at all hot. 300 birds including 5 new ones and thoroughly recommended for the adventureous. We've been in the dry but the wet is better. Dipped on the Fawn-breasted Bowerbird...so will have to come back one day!"

- Bill Moorehead Qld

  • PH — Portland House itself including flying over from verandah!
  • IR — Rainforest in Iron Range and surrounding drier forest
  • OR — Outer Reef and some inner reefs
  • CB — Chili Beach

Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius IR
Australian Brush-Turkey Alectura lathami PH,IR,CB
Orange-footed Scrubfowl Megapodius rienwardt PH,IR
Plumed Whistling Duck Dendrocygna eytoni IR
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata IR
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa IR
Darter Anhinga melanogaster PH,CB
Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris CB
Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos PH
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel PH,OR
Greater Frigatebird Fregata minor PH,OR
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus PH,CB
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae IR
Eastern Reef Heron Egretta sacra PH,IR,CB
Little Egret Egretta garzetta CB
Cattle Egret Ardea ibis IR
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus PH,IR
Striated Heron Butorides striatus PH
Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis PH,IR
Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca IR
Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis IR
Pacific Baza Aviceda subcristata IR
Black Kite Milvis migrans PH,IR
Brahminy Kite Haliastor indus PH, CB
Whistling Kite Haliastor sphenerus PH
Collared sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrhocephalus PH
Osprey Pandion haliaetus PH,CB
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus Leucogaster CB
Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides IR
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis OR
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis IR
Bush Stone-Curlew Burhinus grallarius IR
Beach Stone-curlew Esacus neglectus CB
Red-backed Button-Quail Turnic velox IR
Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis PH
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus PH,CB
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos PH,CB
Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes PH
Wandering Tattler Heteroscelus incanus CB
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis CB
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata CB
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva CB
Red-capped Plover Charadrius ruficapillus CB
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongulus CB
Large Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii CB
Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris CB
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles PH,CB
Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae PH,CB
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia CB,OR
Crested Tern Sterna bargii PH,OR
Black-naped tern Sterna sumatrana CB,OR
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus PH,OR
Common Noddy Anous stolidus OR
Peaceful Dove Geopelia striata PH,IR
Brown Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia amboinensis PH,IR
Emerald Dove Chalcopheps indica IR,CB
Crested Pigeon Ocyphaps lophotes PH,CB,IR
Pied Imperial-Pigeon Ducula bicolor PH,CB,IR
Superb Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus superbus IR
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus regina PH,CB,IR
Wompoo Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus magnificus IR
Palm Cockatoo Probosciyer aterrimus PH,IR
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorynchus banksii IR
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita PH,IR,CB
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus PH,IR,CB
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus PH,IR
Double-eyed Fig-Parrot Cyclopsitta diophthalma PH,IR
Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus IR
Red-cheeked Parrot Geoffroyus roratus IR
Red-winged Parrot Aprosmictus eruthropterus IR
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis IR
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo Cacomantis castaneiventris IR
Palid Cuckoo Cuculus pallidus IR
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus IR
Little Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx minutillus IR
Common Koel Eudynamys scolopacea PH,IR
Channel-billed Cuckoo Scythrops novaehollandiae PH
Pheasant Coucal Centropus phasianinus PH,IR
Rufous Owl Ninox rufa IR
Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae PH
Marbled Frogmouth Podargus ocellatus IR
Papuan Frogmouth Podargus papuensis PH,IR
Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus PH,IR
White-rumped Swiftlet Collocalia spodiopygius PH,IR
Little Kingfisher Alcedo pusilla IR
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae PH,IR
Blue-winged Kookaburra Dacelo leachii PH,IR
Forest Kingfisher Todiramphus macleayii PH,IR
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris PH
Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher Tanysiptera sylvia PH,IR,CB
Yellow-billed Kingfisher Syma torotoro IR
Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus PH,IR
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis PH,IR,CB
Red-bellied Pitta Pitta erythrogaster PH,IR
Noisy Pitta Pitta versicolor PH,IR
Lovely Fairy-wren Malunus amabilis IR
Red-backed Fairy-wren Malunus melanocephalus IR
Striated Pandalote Pandalotus punctatus IR
Tropical Scrub-wren Sericomis beccarii IR,PH
Large-billed Gerygone Gerygone magnirostris PH,CB
Fairy Gerygone Gerygone palpebrosa IR,PH
White-throated Gerygone Gerygone olivacea IR
Noisy Friarbird Philemon corniculatus IR
Helmeted Friarbird Philemon buceroides PH
Blue-faced Honeyeater Entomyzon cyanotis PH,IR
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater Meliphaga notata PH,IR,CB
Varied Honeyeater Lichenostomus versicolor PH
White-throated Honeyeater Melithreptus albogularis IR
White-streaked Honeyeater Trichodere cockerelli IR
Brown-backed Honeyeater Ramsayornis modestus IR
Tawny-breasted Honeyeater Xanthotis flaviventer PH,IR,CB
Green-backed Honeyeater Glycichaera fallax IR
Red-headed Honeyeater Myzomela erythrocephala PH
Brown Honeyeater Lichmera indistincta PH,IR
Yellow-legged Flycatcher Microeca griseoceps IR
Yellow-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus flaviventer IR
White-faced Robin Tregellasia leucops IR
White-browed Robin Poecilodryas superciliosa IR
Northern Scrub-robin Drymodes superciliaris IR
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis IR
Mangrove Golden Whistler Pachycephala melanura IR
Grey Shrike-thrush Colluricincla harmonica PH,IR
Little Shrike-thrush Colluricincla megarhyncha PH,IR
Black-winged Monarch Monarcha frater IR
Spectacled Monarch Monarcha trivirgatus IR
White-eared Monarch Monarcha leucotis IR
Frilled Monarch Arses telescophthalmus IR
Broad-billed Flycatcher Myiagra ruficollis PH
Leaden Flycatcher Myiagra rubecula PH,IR
Shining Flycatcher Myiagra alecto PH,IR
Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys PH,IR
Rufous Fantail Rhipidura rufifrons IR
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Coracina novaehollandiae IR
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Coracina papuensis IR
White-winged Triller Lalage sueurii IR
Varied Triller Lalage leucomela PH,IR,CB
Yellow Oriole Oriolus flavocinctus PH,IR,CB
Olive-backed Oriole Oriolus sagittatus IR
Figbird Sphecotheres viridis PH,IR,CB
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus PH,IR,CB
Black Butcherbird Cracticus quoyi IR
Pied Butcherbird Cracticus nigrogularis IR
Magpie Lark Grallina cyanoleuca PH,CB
Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen PH,IR
Pied Currawong Strepera graculina PH,IR
Magnificent Riflebird Ptiloris magnificus IR
Trumpet Manucode Manucodia keraudrenii IR
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus PH,IR,CB
Torresian Crow Corvus orru PH,IR
Spotted Catbird Ailuroedus melanotis IR
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird Clamydera cerviniventris PH,IR
Great Bowerbird Clamydera nuchalis IR
Richard's Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae IR
Double-barred Finch Taeniopygia bichenouii IR
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin Lonchura castaneothorax IR
Yellow-bellied Sunbird Nectarinia jugularis PH,IR,CB
Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum PH,IR,CB
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena PH,IR
Fairy Martin Hirudo ariel IR
Tree Martin Hirundo nigricans IR
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis IR
Metallic Starling Aplonis metallica PH,IR,CB

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Portland House Lot 10 Portland Roads · Cape York · Far North Queensland · Australia
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