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Merops ornatus at Wodonga, VIC - 24 Oct 2022
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Merops ornatus 24 Oct 2022 Darcy
Merops ornatus 24 Oct 2022 KylieWaldon
Merops ornatus 24 Oct 2022 KylieWaldon

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I went back this arvo to just stand near the road and try and get better shots of those martins, when all of a sudden there was this larger bird flying with them up in the thermals! And I've just checked the odd noise of a bird in the tree opposite and it is this species too. awesome.

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Falco berigora (Brown Falcon) at Wodonga, VIC - 29 Jul 2022 by KylieWaldon
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch) at Wodonga, VIC - 13 Jun 2022 by KylieWaldon
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Wodonga, VIC - 19 Mar 2022 by KylieWaldon
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Wodonga, VIC - 19 Mar 2022 by KylieWaldon
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Wodonga, VIC - 19 Mar 2022 by KylieWaldon
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Wodonga, VIC - 21 Nov 2021 by KylieWaldon
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Wodonga, VIC - 21 Nov 2021 by KylieWaldon
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Wodonga, VIC - 15 Mar 2021 by Kyliegw
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Wodonga, VIC - 26 Jan 2021 by Kyliegw
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Wodonga, VIC - 5 Jan 2021 by Kyliegw
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Wodonga, VIC - 27 Nov 2020 by Kyliegw
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Wodonga, VIC - 27 Nov 2020 by Kyliegw
Cassinia aculeata subsp. aculeata (Dolly Bush, Common Cassinia, Dogwood) at Wodonga, VIC - 12 Nov 2020 by Kyliegw
Belenois java (Caper White) at Wodonga, VIC - 12 Nov 2020 by Kyliegw
Falco berigora (Brown Falcon) at Wodonga, VIC - 6 Nov 2020 by Kyliegw
Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Wodonga, VIC - 24 Oct 2020 by Kyliegw
Daviesia latifolia (Hop Bitter-Pea) at Wodonga, VIC - 18 Oct 2020 by Kyliegw
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Wodonga, VIC - 18 Oct 2020 by Kyliegw
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Wodonga, VIC - 18 Oct 2020 by Kyliegw
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Wodonga, VIC - 18 Oct 2020 by Kyliegw
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Wodonga, VIC - 18 Oct 2020 by Kyliegw
Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Wodonga, VIC - 18 Oct 2020 by Kyliegw
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Wodonga, VIC - 18 Oct 2020 by Kyliegw
Ardea pacifica (White-necked Heron) at Wodonga, VIC - 18 Oct 2020 by Kyliegw
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Wodonga, VIC - 18 Oct 2020 by Kyliegw
Rumex acetosella (Sheep Sorrel) at Wodonga, VIC - 28 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) at Wodonga, VIC - 28 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Wodonga, VIC - 28 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Wodonga, VIC - 28 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Wodonga, VIC - 28 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Wodonga, VIC - 26 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Briza maxima (Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass) at Wodonga, VIC - 20 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Erodium sp. (A Storksbill) at Wodonga, VIC - 20 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Wodonga, VIC - 20 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Wodonga, VIC - 20 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Acanthiza nana (Yellow Thornbill) at Wodonga, VIC - 20 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Wodonga, VIC - 5 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Wodonga, VIC - 5 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Wodonga, VIC - 5 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Wodonga, VIC - 5 Sep 2020 by Kyliegw

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 2 Abundance
  • 24 Oct 2022 12:56 PM Recorded on
  • KylieWaldon Recorded by

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