Excitedly adding to my list today of bird species sighted on our farm.
#52: a Dollarbird calling out to his mate.
On research this is a migratory bird that travels to Eastern Australian to breed Sept-Oct each year before returning home to New Guinea in Mar-April.
Not a bird I know, and I would be excited too.ReplyDelete
How exciting a new bird at your place. I've not heard of a Dollar Bird. I am still trying to figure out what some of our regular visitors at Kandos are.ReplyDelete
I would recommend the book "The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia" for identifying birds. Great illustrations to make it easier.Delete
I also came across this worldwide bird database website in my research yesterday that was very helpful in identifying the Dollarbird because it also has recordings of bird calls & you can search regions: https://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/checklist.jsp
Somehow I imagine him to sound like a kookaburra. I would bet he doesn't tweet like a robin!ReplyDelete
You are correct... he sounded more like a kookaburra than a robin by far!!Delete
I've never even heard of this bird.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful blue sky.
Always exciting to add another one to the list. You captured a great picture as well.ReplyDelete
Great shot. Cheers DianeReplyDelete