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Birds

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

Found feeding on Spotted gum tree for wood boring grubs.

Attractive red robin which is locally migratory. A first time sighting in the Conservation Area.

Extremely widespread across rural districts usually seen performing acrobatics hunting insects.

Breeding pair of Rufous Whistler in the Wildlife Refuge favouring the Melaleuca cover under eucalypts.

The locally nomadic Red-browed Finch found feeding on fresh grass seed in the Conservation Area.

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.

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