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@@Treepol, nice, I really have to do more Australian travel myself. Those little Dusky Swallows are very cute.

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15. Beaufiful Firetail, Melaleuca, Southwestern Tasmania, March 2017

 

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16. Orange-bellied Parrot, Melaleuca, Southwest Tasmania, March 2017

 

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For those that are unaware the Orange-bellied parrot in post #28 is one of the rarest birds in the world. Some estimates put the wild population at 20 individuals. There is a captive breeding program with captive bred birds being added to the wild population.

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@@Geoff thanks for the detail. I have a TR in the pipeline that will gve more information on the OBP program.

 

We saw 4 birds in a tree at Melaleuca and the guide said that this was 10% of the remaining wild population - a very sad and sobering observation.

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What an incredible sighting, thanks Geoff for giving us the background!

 

I do hope the program is successful!

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17. Little Wattlebirds, Margate, Tasmania. March 2017

 

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Wow, fascinating about the rarity of the Orange-Bellieds - and sad. The Wattlebirds remind me of our Starlings.

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Fascinating collection of Australian/Tasmanian birds @@Treepol, all completely unknown to me. Wonderful to be able to see and photograph one of the rarest birds in the world! I would have 'liked' your photos individually, too, but I got the message :'You have reached your quota of positive votes for the day'. I did not know my positivity , rare as it is, would have to be limited even further :), but rest assured I do like them!

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18. Laughing Kookaburra, New Norfolk, Tasmania April 2017

 

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Excellent shot!

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19. Crested Pigeon, Yamba April 2017

 

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20. Magpie Lark, Yamba April 2017

 

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21. Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Risdon Dam, Tasmania May 2017

 

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22. White-faced Herons, Salt Water River, Tasmania June 2017

 

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Very interesting looking bird, what is it @Treepol?

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23 Brush turkey, Kuranda, Queensland. August 2017

 

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24. Spotted Catbird, Kuranda, Queensland. August 2017

 

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25. Yellow Honeyeater, Julatten, Queensland. August 2017

 

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26. Southern Cassowary, Kuranda, Queensland. August 2017

 

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27. Victoria's Riflebird, Kuranda, Queensland. August 2017

 

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28. Squatter Pigeon, Granite Gorge, Queensland. August 2017

 

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29. Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, Port Moresby, PNG. August 2017

 

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30. Raggiana Bird of Paradise, Varirata NP, PNG

 

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31. Brown-headed Paradise Kingfisher, Varirata NP, PNG. August 2017

 

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