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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sunshine Coast Bird List

Glossy Black Cockatoo


BIRDS OF THE SUNSHINE COAST
Birds seen by me within the boundaries of the Sunshine Coast and Noosa councils. The list includes species seen in adjoining areas: Pumicestone Passage south to Toorbul; Moy Pocket-Imbil to the west; the Cooloola sector of the Great Sandy World Heritage Area to the north. The list includes seabirds seen off the coast as far as 35 nautical miles. It is regularly updated so is current.

Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

Buller’s Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri)
Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris)
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata)

Tahiti Petrel (Pseudobulweria rostrata)
Providence Petrel (Pterodroma solandri)
Mottled Petrel (Pterodroma inexpectata)
Stejneger’s Petrel (Pterodroma longirostris)
Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii)
Kermadec Petrel (Pterodroma neglecta)
Soft-plumaged Petrel (Pterodroma mollis)
Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur)
Antarctic Prion (Pachyptila desolata)
Black Petrel (Procellaria parkinsoni)
White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus)
Buller's Shearwater (Puffinus bulleri)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes)
Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)
Fluttering Shearwater (Puffinus gavia)
Hutton's Shearwater (Puffinus huttoni)
Streaked Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas)

Wilson's Storm-petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
Black-bellied Storm-petrel (Fregetta tropica)
White-bellied Storm-petrel (Fregetta grallaria)
White-faced Storm-petrel (Pelagodroma marina)

Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda)
White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus)
Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator)
Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)
Red-footed Booby (Sula sula)
Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra)
Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)
Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius)
Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Australian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel)

White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Eastern Reef-egret (Egretta sacra)
Pacific Heron (Ardea pacifica)
Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta)
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)
Cattle Egret (Bulbulcus ibis)
Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)
Nankeen Night-heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)
Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis)
Black-backed (Little) Bittern (Ixobrychus novaezelandiae)

Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca)
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)
Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes)

Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata)
Plumed Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)
Wandering Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna arcuata)
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
Cotton Pygmy-goose (Nettapus coromandelianus)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata)
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)
Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
Australasian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis)
Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa)
Hardhead (Aythya australis)
Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna radjah)
Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata)
Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura)
Australian (Black-shouldered) Kite (Elanus axillaris)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)
White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)
Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)
Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae)
Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)
Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus)
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)
Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides)
Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami)
Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora)
King Quail (Coturnix chinensis)
Red-backed Buttonquail (Turnix maculosa)
Black-breasted Buttonquail (Turnix melanogaster)
Painted Buttonquail (Turnix varia)

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)
Lewin's Rail (Rallus pectoralis)
Pale-vented Bush-hen (Amaurornis olivaceus)
Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla)
Australian (Spotted) Crake (Porzana fluminea)
Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis)
Purple  Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)
Black-tailed Native-hen (Gallinula ventralis)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Brolga (Grus rubicunda)

Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea)
Australian Painted-snipe (Rostratula australis)
Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae)
Bush Thick-knee (Burhinus grallarius)
Beach Thick-knee (Esacus magnirostris)

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)
Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus)
Mongolian Plover (Charadrius mongolus)
Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)
Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus)
Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis)
Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)

Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii)
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)
Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmata)
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Terek Sandpiper (Tringa cinerea)
Grey-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes)
Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana)
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris)
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus)

Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus)
Arctic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus)
Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)
Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae)
Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica)
Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)
Crested Tern (Sterna bergii)
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Little Tern (Sterna albifrons)
Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscata)
Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)
Whiskered Tern (Childonias hybridus)
White-winged Black Tern (Childonias leucopterus)
Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)
Black Noddy (Anous minutus)
White Tern (Gygis alba)

Feral Pigeon (Columba livia)
White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Brown Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia phasianella)
Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)
Brush Bronzewing (Phaps elegans)
Crested Pigeon (Geophaps lophotes)
Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida)
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis)
Wonga Pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca)
Wompoo Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)
Superb Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus superbus)
Rose-crowned Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus regina)
Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus)

Australian King-parrot (Alisterus scapularis)
Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)
Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)
Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus)
Ground Parrot (Pezoporus wallicus)
Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)
Red-tailed Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii)
Glossy Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami)
Galah (Eolophus roseicapillus)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea)
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus)
Little Lorikeet (Glossopsitta pusilla)

Pallid Cuckoo (Cuculus pallidus)
Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus optatus)
Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)
Little Bronze-cuckoo (Chrysococcyx minutillus)
Shining Bronze-cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus)
Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis)
Australian Koel (Eudynamys cyanocephala)
Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae)
Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianius)

Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa)
Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae)
Eastern Barn Owl (Tyto javanica)
Eastern Grass Owl (Tyto longimembris)
Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)
Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook)
Marbled Frogmouth (Podargus ocellatus)
Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus)
White-throated Nightjar (Eurostopodus mystacalis)
Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)
White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus)
Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus)
Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)
Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)
Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)

Noisy Pitta (Pitta versicolor)
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus)
Red-browed Treecreeper (Climacteris erythrops)
Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris)
Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus)
Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)

Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Variegated Fairywren (Malurus lamberti)
Southern Emuwren (Stipiturus malachurus)
Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)
Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus)
Yellow-throated Scrubwren (Sericornis citreogularis)
White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis)
Large-billed Scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostris)
Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla)
Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza lineata)
Weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris)
White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea)
Mangrove Gerygone (Gerygone levigaster)
Brown Gerygone (Gerygone mouki)
Fairy Gerygone (Gerygone palpebrosa)

Dusky Honeyeater (Myzomela obscura)
Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta)
Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)
Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops)
Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)
White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus)
White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)
Black-chinned Honeyeater (Melithreptus gularis)
Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis)
Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus)
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris nigra)
Striped Honeyeater (Plectorhyncha lanceolata)
Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)
Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)
Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)

Jacky-winter (Microeca fascinans)
Rose Robin (Petroica rosea)
Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito)
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera)
Crested Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus)
Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)
Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris)
Rufous Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha)
Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica)
Australian Logrunner (Orthonyx temminckii)
Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus)

Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)
Tree Martin (Hirundo nigricans)
Fairy Martin (Hirundo ariel)
Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
Barred Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina lineata)
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina papuensis)
Cicadabird (Coracina tenuirostris)
White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor)
Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela)

Russet-tailed Thrush (Zoothera heinei)
Blue Rock-Thrush (Monticola solitaries)
Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis)
Tawny Grassbird (Megalurus timoriensis)
Little Grassbird (Megalurus gramineus)
Australian Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus australis)
Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)
Black-faced Monarch (Monarcha melanopsis)
White-eared Monarch (Monarcha leucotis)
Spectacled Monarch (Monarcha trivirgatus)
Satin Flycatcher (Myiagra cyanoleuca)
Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula)
Restless Flycatcher (Myiarga inquieta)
Shining Flycatcher (Myiarga alecto)

Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)
Silver-eye (Zosterops lateralis)
Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)
Australasian Figbird (Sphecotheres viridis)
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus)
Torresian Crow (Corvus orru)
Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus)

White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorhynchus)
Dusky Woodswallow (Artamus cyanopterus)
Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)
Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)
Australasian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)
Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)
Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Red-browed Firetail (Neochmia temporalis)
Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax)

TOTAL -  311






















6 comments:

  1. That's a comprehensive list Greg. In the time I've been birding around the Sunshine Coast I have only seen just over 2/3 of those species here. I will have to keep looking a bit harder. There are a few that I would love to see and photogrpah. I have never been off the coast to get any of the water birds either. I would love to do that one day.

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  2. Asheley, we run regular pelagic trips off Mooloolaba but they are not cheap at $120 pp. Let me know if you want to be put on the mailing list for trips coming up.

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  3. That would be great actually. I wouldn't be able to go out often, so what is usually the best time of year to see the most species? Are the trips run on the weekends or during the week generally? It would possibly be a good time in the coming weeks as I'm on holidays.

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  4. We go out on Saturday about once every two months. Probably the next one will be early March. You will need to send me an email address (send to friarbird.roberts@gmail.com) and I'll put you on the mailing list

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  5. hello, WHERE DID YOU FIND THE SOUTHERN EMU WREN???!!!
    I have searched all over the sunny coast and I havent found them!

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    1. Who is this? If you look at the preamble to the list you'll see it includes Cooloola

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