Paluma Outing - 27 January 2008

About 18 members ventured up to Paluma for the day where they visited Little Crystal Creek, the Grandis Forest, Birthday Creek and Paluma Village. While the bird watching was good they had to work hard to get the birds that were recorded for the day which included:



Australian Brush Turkey
Brown Cuckoo Dove
Superb Fruit Dove
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Australian King Parrot
Pale-headed Rosella
Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher
Forest Kingfisher
Dollarbird
Noisy Pitta
White-throated Treecreeper
Red-backed Fairy Wren
Large-billed Scrubwren
Brown Gerygone
Macleay's Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
Eatern Spinebill
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Dusky Honeyeater
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
Eastern Yellow Robin
Grey-headed Robin
Varied Sittella
Golden Whistler
Little Shrike-thrush
Yellow-breasted Boatbill
Black-faced Monarch
Spectacled Monarch
Pied Monarch
Leaden Flycatcher
Grey Fantail
Spangled Drongo
Barred Cuckoo Shrike
Cicadabird
White-breasted Woodswallow
Dusky Woodswallow
Pied Butcherbird
Victoria's Riflebird
Spotted Catbird
Tooth-billed Bowerbird
Red-browed Finch
Mistletoebird
Silvereye
Metallic Starling
   
     
It's definately a Pied Monarch
I'm sure I saw something up there.
Is it a butterfly or a moth?
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It's a Regent Skipper Butterfly, which is famous as having morphological traits of both butterflies and moths and could be described as the “missing link” between these groups.
(Greg Calvert)