Eastern Australia
November 2008

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Collared Kingfishers were fairly common in coastal Queensland, this bird was along the Cairns Esplanade.
Red-backed Kingfisher replaced Forest Kingfisher in the dry Outback around Georgetown where they were fairly common around Cumberland Dam. This bird was photographed at dusk.
Another common and widespread species the Rainbow Bee-eater. This stunning bird was at Georgetown opposite the caravan park.
Dollarbirds were widespread and fairly common with this bird in the grounds of the Kingfisher Park Birdwatching Lodge at Julatten.
Noisy Pitta, below, showed well in the grounds of the Kingfisher Park Birdwatching Lodge. They were heard at other forest locations but only seen here.
Splendid Fairy-wren was only seen at Binya State Forest where a family part proved very difficult to photograph. This 'splendid' male is a fairly heavy crop.
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