Wildlife seen in the Mallee Parks

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Wildlife seen in the Mallee Parks

Postby dplanet » Tue 30 Sep, 2014 11:39 pm

Recently enjoyed my visit to the Mallee Parks with one of my best friends. If interested, the trip notes can be found via the link
http://dztrek.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/w ... parks.html

Will try to have a post on the desert landscapes, plants, and spring wildflowers too.
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Re: Wildlife seen in the Mallee Parks

Postby Hallu » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 6:26 am

The "magpie" is actually a butcherbird, they're quite common in the mallee. The 2 white cockatoos are Major Mitchell Cockatoos, less common than the Gallahs but still seen often in the Mallee. You were lucky to see the lace monitor, never seen one there, dragons and shinglebacks are more numerous.
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Re: Wildlife seen in the Mallee Parks

Postby neilmny » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 8:29 am

A butcherbird has a white underbelly. I think magpie is correct.
http://planetbirds.blogspot.com.au/2011 ... rbird.html
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Re: Wildlife seen in the Mallee Parks

Postby dplanet » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 6:06 pm

The magpie pix was taken in the Pink Lakes, which are really nice places for walking, landscape pix, and free camping with stary nights.
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Re: Wildlife seen in the Mallee Parks

Postby alanoutgear » Mon 06 Oct, 2014 6:32 pm

Definitely a Maggie. Showed the photo to the Maggie family that lives on our place and they confirmed it.
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Re: Wildlife seen in the Mallee Parks

Postby dplanet » Fri 17 Oct, 2014 1:43 pm

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