a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The birds of the temperate seashores of Australasia...
Tadorna tadornoides, 'Australian Shelduck'.
Recurvirostra novaehollandiae, 'Red-necked Avocet'. Endemic to Australia. Can turn up anywhere there is open areas of shallow fresh or salt water.
Haematopus longirostris, 'Pied Oystercatcher'.
The egg of the Pied Oystercatcher is laid in a simple scrape in the sand on the open beach.
Charadrius ruficapillus, 'Red-capped Plover' (Rottnest Island, Australia)
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae, 'Silver Gull' (Rottnest Island, Australia).
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae scopulinus, 'Red-biiled Gull'. The New Zealand form of the Silver Gull (Kaikoura).
Thalasseus bergii, 'Greater Crested Tern'
Eudyptes robustus, 'Snares (Crested) Penguin'.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".