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Birds

Visiting and resident birds at Sportsman Creek wildlife refuge. Far North Coast of New South Wales.

Also known as the Crested Hawk, a medium sized bird which feeds amongst the treetops for stick insects, frogs and reptiles. Found amongst the Swamp Turpentine on the Conservation Area and rare in New South Wales.

Four new nesting boxes have been constructed for the use of Brush-tailed Phascogale and Insectivorious Bats and to be placed in riparian zone along Sportsman Creek.

With glossy iridescent black wings and unique straw-like neck feathers. When sourcing suitable pastures they fly on thermals in a “V” formation and are an abundant and nomadic species.

Common Welcome Swallow in mud nest feeding brood of chicks.

Locally nomadic, large ground foraging pigeon photographed in the Conservation Area.

A tiny owl like bird with huge forward facing eyes used for night hunting flying insects. Found along the riparian zone on Sportsman Creek Conservation Area. Widespread across Australia.

Image courtesy of visiting wildlife photographer Rachel Hebbard.

A pair of Sacred Kingfisher are nesting in a gum tree hollow at Sportsman Creek Conservation Area.

Image of a male bird with strong buff tint breast and blue wing coverts.

One of the most aerial and acrobatic of small birds chasing insects in the canopy and undergrowth. 

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