Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Journey South-West/Flora River Part II

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The Daly River basin was explored early in 1877 by the Government Surveyor, Gilbert McMinn, in response to requests for pastoral leases in the area from Charles Fisher and Maurice Lyons. A.W. Sergison was in McMinns survey party as a private member and later that year, from August 30 to October 15 he explored the area between the Fitzmaurice and the Daly Rivers. During this trip he "...came on a new head of the Daly River which I have named The Flora." (extract from Sergison's letter dated November 9 1877).
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Stout Beeflies Ligyra sp..
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Northern Rosella Platycercus venustus
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Olive-backed Oriole Oriolus sagittatus
feeding on
Lysiphyllum cunninghamii
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Pachynema dilatatum
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Painted Grasshawk Neurothemis stigmatizans stigmatizans
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Peaceful Dove Geopelia placida
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Red-flowered Kurrajong Brachychiton paradoxum
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Red-winged Parrot Aprosmictus erythropterus Male
feeding on
Lysiphyllum cunninghamii
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Sacred Kingfisher Todirhampus (Halcyon) sancta
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Scarlet Percher Diplacodes haematodes
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Tufa Dams
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Tufa High Dams
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Varied Triller Lalage leucomela
feeding on
Lysiphyllum cunninghamii
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Willy Wag Tail Rhipidura leucophrys
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Yellow-throated Miner Manorina flavigula
feeding on
Fern-leaved Grevillea Grevillea pteridifolia
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Yellow-tinted Honeyeater Lichenostomus flavescens
feeding on
Lysiphyllum cunninghamii
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1 comment:

Penelope said...

I found your blog while looking for photos of flowers of the top end. Your photos are great, as is your knowledge. I have found several names for my photos of my trip in July.
Thanks