Kakadu National Park

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7 years 9 months ago #17959 by peter sharland
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In December 2008, Jenny and I were priveleged to spend 3 nights in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.
It is an amazing destination, whether you are birding, interested in the Aborigines, looking for wildlife in general :D
or just wanting to take some time out in a wilderness area.

Here are some of the birds we saw.


Yellow Waters, Cooinda, with Green Pygmy Geese in view

The following pictures were also taken on the same boat trip.


Comb-crested Jacana



Black-necked stork (Jabiru)



Intermediate Egret



White-bellied Sea-eagle

Elsewhere in the park:


Black-tailed Treecreeper



Partridge Pigeon

On the Arnhem highway between the park and Darwin:



Brown Falcon (ID based on vertical dark streaks on head - any comments out there?)

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7 years 9 months ago #17966 by gordon
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Hi Peter,

Very nice trip indeed!!!

I think the only other falcon to consider would be the Black Falcon? (not too sure on the differences with the dark morph Brown Falcon though?)

Cheers,
Gordon

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7 years 9 months ago #17998 by peter sharland
peter sharland replied the topic: Re: Kakadu National Park
Thanks, Gordon.

Yes, we originally thought it was a Black Falcon, but closer examination of the photo shows up the two rather indistinct vertical darker band on the head.

After Darwin and Kakadu, we headed off to Cairns and surrounds, which was also fantastic. I'll post some more pics in the not too distant future!

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7 years 9 months ago #18058 by Batmad
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Your Raptor is a dark Morph brown Falcon :D

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