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ZooChat Big Year 2019

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by TeaLovingDave, 1 Jan 2019.

  1. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Visiting your girlfriend's family when they live in the deepest parts of the Northumbrian countryside is a handy way to be able to start the wildlife year off quickly..... but first, the formalities:

    The basic rules as always:

    1. Make sure to number your lists.
    2. Keep separate numbered lists for whichever animals you are listing (birds, mammals, herptiles, fish, invertebrates)
    3. Species must be part of an established wild population or be a natural migrant/vagrant/straggler. Exotics don't count unless they are part of an established breeding population in the country.
    4. Animals must be wild.
    5. Subspecies do not count towards your total, only full species.
    6. Have fun.

    Link to previous years:

    ZooChat Big Year - Index
     
  2. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    And now, thanks to a quick wander outside....

    2019 Bird Total - 1 taxon

    1) Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
     
  3. animal_expert01

    animal_expert01 Well-Known Member

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    Birds:
    1. Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)
    2. Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
    3. Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)
    4. Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)
    5. Fork Tailed Swift (Apus pacificus)
    6. Torresian Crow (Corvus orru)
    7. Australian Ibis (Threskiornis moluccus)
     
  4. Jambo

    Jambo Well-Known Member

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    After a quick 2 minute walk outside I spotted 3 species of birds!

    Birds:


    1.Australian Magpie (cracticus tibicen)
    2. Magpie lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)
    3. Rainbow loorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)
     
  5. OstrichMania

    OstrichMania Well-Known Member

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    Literally looked outside the window and saw:
    Birds:
    1. Common Magpie (Pica pica)
    2. Common Raven (Corvus corax)
     
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  6. Jambo

    Jambo Well-Known Member

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    I think you also need the scientific names for them.;) By ‘Common magpie’ do you mean Eurasian magpie?
     
  7. Jambo

    Jambo Well-Known Member

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    Birds:

    4- Australian raven (Corvus coronoides)
     
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  8. Jambo

    Jambo Well-Known Member

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    They are. My mistake ;)
     
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  9. OstrichMania

    OstrichMania Well-Known Member

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    ;)
     
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  10. animal_expert01

    animal_expert01 Well-Known Member

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    Birds:
    8. Pale Headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus)
    9. Welcome Swallow (irundo neoxena)
     
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  11. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    45 minutes birding this morning in the small reserve down the street.

    1. Black Swan
    2. Australian Wood Duck
    3. Hardhead
    4. Grey Teal
    5. Pacific Black Duck
    6. Feral Pigeon
    7. Spotted Pigeon
    8. Indian Mynah
    9. Crested Pigeon
    10. Pacific Koel
    11. Dusky Moorhen
    12. Eurasian Coot
    13. Pied Cormorant
    14. Little Pied Cormorant
    15. Little Black Cormorant
    16. White-faced Heron
    17. Galah
    18. Long-billed Corella
    19. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    20. Rainbow Lorikeet
    21. Australian King Parrot
    22. Red-rumped Parrot
    23. Noisy Miner
    24. Grey Butcherbird
    25. Australian Magpie
    26. Magpie Lark
    27. Australian Raven
    28. Welcome Swallow
    29. Eurasian Blackbird

    :p

    Hix
     
  12. Jambo

    Jambo Well-Known Member

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    Birds:

    5. Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
    6. Red tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii)
    7. Welcome Swallow (Irundo neoxena)
    8. Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
    9. Noisy miner (Manorina melanocephala)
    10. Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
    11. Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus)
    12.Chestnut crowned babblers (Pomatostomus ruficeps)

    I’m hoping to visit a lake down the road tomorrow so hopefully I can get some wetland birds in. :D
     
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  13. animal_expert01

    animal_expert01 Well-Known Member

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    Where did the see the red tailed black Cockatoo?
     
  14. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    A family does not count as a species...
     
  15. Jambo

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    I saw quite a few of them flying over a park whilst coming home. It was a pretty cool sight. First time i’ve seen them. ;)
     
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  16. Jambo

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    I’ll remove it from my list than. ;)
     
  17. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The only Victorian subspecies of red-tailed black cockatoo is graptogne (South-eastern red-tailed black cockatoo), which is listed as endangered. The Australian government estimates a population of 1000 birds.
    Department of the Environment and Energy
    It occurs on the Victorian/South Australian border.
     
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  18. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    If it was Melbourne, they'd be Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos.
     
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  19. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    That’s what I was thinking.
     
  20. Chlidonias

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    1) Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
    2) House Sparrow Passer domesticus
    3) European Blackbird Turdus merula
    4) Feral Pigeon Columba livia
    5) Southern Black-backed (Kelp) Gull Larus dominicanus
    6) Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen
    7) Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae
    8) Pied Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa
    9) Kaka Nestor meridionalis
    10) New Zealand Pigeon Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae
    11) Pied Shag Phalacrocorax varius
    12) New Zealand Scaup Aythya novaeseelandiae
    13) Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena
    14) Little Pied Shag Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
    15) Black Shag (Great Cormorant) Phalacrocorax carbo
    16) Saddleback Philesturnus carunculatus
    17) New Zealand Robin Petroica australis
    18) Waxeye Zosterops lateralis
    19) Californian Quail Callipepla californica
    20) Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
    21) Hedge Sparrow (Dunnock) Prunella modularis
    22) Whitehead Mohoua albicilla
    33) Stitchbird Notiomystis cincta
    24) New Zealand Bellbird Anthornis melanura
    25) Brown Teal Anas chlorotis
    26) Red-billed Gull Larus novaehollandiae