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  1. SteveClark

    Australian Robins & Finches

    For the robins I would suggest Nov-Feb. Summer can be hot in se Australia. You can get Pink and Flame (also Scarlet) Robins on Mount Wellington, Hobart over summer. Rose Robins are easy enough along gullies in the Cobbboonee National Park in sw Victoria over summer. I usually see them in...
  2. SteveClark

    Australian Robins & Finches

    Pink Robins (adult males) are probably easier to find in Tasmania in my experience. Flame Robins easiest in north-east Victoria (high in summer, lower in winter. Rose Robins are reliable in some forests in sw Victoria over summer months.
  3. SteveClark

    Excel checklist of the Birds of the African continent

    Get Scythebill for this and many other reasons.
  4. SteveClark

    Birding around Melbourne/Victoria in Spring

    October is a great month to go birding in Victoria. It will not be cold and shouldn't be too hot. Hopefully it will rain a bit as parts of the state are currently desperate for a good soaking. All the spring migrants will be down. The bush will be full of wildflowers. I live in the...
  5. SteveClark

    Lesser Sundas, Indonesia in Feb 2025 - looking for 1 more person

    Hello We have 4 people and need one more for the trip to proceed. At the moment we are looking at 18 days taking in Sumba, Flores, Timor, Rote and Komodo. Around $US5000 which covers internal flights, accommodation, meals, vehicle transport and guides provided. Let me know if you are...
  6. SteveClark

    Birding without a guide or joining a tour in Kenya & Tanzania

    Birding in Tanzania they way you describe will be very difficult. Do you speak Swahili? I've lived in Bukoba and Arusha on and off since 2010 (also a year in Uganda). While Tanzania is overwhelmingly a safe country you can get into difficulties if you wander off into the bush on your own...
  7. SteveClark

    Computer Software

    I log birds with the Birdlasser app, export to Scythebill and then export to eBird (not everything). BirdLasser records the location data for each logged bird. eBird doesn't do this for some reason. Otherwise I'm an eBird fan (and a reviewer). Scythebill is an amazing tool.
  8. SteveClark

    Springwatch 2024

    As an aussie who visited the UK in spring 2023 I enjoy this series and wish we had something like it in Australia. The disconnect between most people here and the natural world is huge.
  9. SteveClark

    Computer Software

    Another vote for Scythebill. It will do all you want and more.
  10. SteveClark

    Birds with very tight habitat requirements.

    Palmcreeper is a great example (although it will utilise at least 3 palm species). Thanks Welsh Peregrine.
  11. SteveClark

    Mystery duck from San Cristóbal, Galapagos.

    Thanks The_Fern. I was over-complicating things.
  12. SteveClark

    Mystery duck from San Cristóbal, Galapagos.

    This duck was in a small coastal swamp with a few White-cheeked Pintails. 8th April 2024. I can't match it with Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal or any other duck potentially turning up in the Galapagos. Any thoughts? Cheers Steve
  13. SteveClark

    Mystery sandpiper from San Cristóbal, Galapagos

    Two small sandpipers feeding with a much larger Ruddy Turnstone on 4th April 2024. I'm thinking Western Sandpiper based on length and shape of bill but other possibilities seem to be Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers. Your suggestions will be much appreciated. Heavily cropped photos attached...
  14. SteveClark

    Birds with very tight habitat requirements.

    I recently saw Araucaria Tit-Spinetails in north-eastern Argentina. These are tied very closely to Araucaria angustifolia trees and are rarely (if ever) seen using any other vegetation in the forests. What other bird species are similarly tied to a single particular plant species? Cheers Steve
  15. SteveClark

    Small bird on high canopy in garden in Arusha Tanzania

    The bill looks pointy so maybe a Honeybird. We had Green-backed Honeybird in our Arusha garden regularly. It would often do its distinctive displays flights high in the canopy.
  16. SteveClark

    One Life List in three orders

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  17. SteveClark

    White-eye in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

    Pale White-eye (Zosterops flavilateralis) is likely in Kilimanjaro NP. See attached map from the Tanzanian Atlas project.
  18. SteveClark

    One place birds

    Giant Antpitta at Refugio Paz de Las Aves in Ecuador.
  19. SteveClark

    Ann and Roland Go Birding in North west Argentina. September 2022

    Many thanks for posting this and the report for north-east Argentina. I'm heading there in February for 6 weeks and will cover some of the same areas as you reported on. I'll be with Sandpiper Birding who are supposed to be good. I did reach out to Clarks Expeditions for the Salta area but...
  20. SteveClark

    What is this bird?

    Probably claiming and maintaining a territory. Alerting other males that this is his patch and alerting females that her is there and interested. The Koel is a cuckoo and lays its eggs in nests of other birds. Pacific koel - Wikipedia
  21. SteveClark

    What is this bird?

    That's a Pacific Koel (Eudynamys orientalis). It is a migratory species in eastern Australia and is now regular in Melbourne suburbs through the summer months. One reached Hamilton in western Victoria in the summer of 1998-99.
  22. SteveClark

    Bass Strait

    Masked Boobies in Bass Strait would be very exciting. Check Australasian Gannet...
  23. SteveClark

    Help identifying this bird, please

    Sorry Delia. I realise now that you were saying you couldn't hear the audio as well. The image and audio worked for me.
  24. SteveClark

    Help identifying this bird, please

    The call was enough. A common and noisy bird in many Melbourne suburbs.
  25. SteveClark

    Help identifying this bird, please

    That is a Little Wattlebird.