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Cattana Wetlands, Australia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Cattana Wetlands, Australia

Map of Cattana Wetlands, Australia

Sahul Sunbird (Cinnyris frenatus) Wandering Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata) Green Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus) Little Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx minutillus) Green Pygmy-goose (Nettapus pulchellus) White-browed Crake (Amaurornis cinerea)
Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata) Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)

A small wetland area near the Cairns Airport.


Eastern Australia

11/7/2012: I woke up early to get a chance to check out these wetlands on my own. It was good to get back to driving on the wrong side of the road, and I found the wetland without much problem.

Walking around the wetland was interesting as I saw my first Wallaby (a marsupial that is a little smaller than a kangaroo but very similar). As it turns out, a lot of the bird life that I saw in the wetland, I did not see anywhere else on my trip to Australia.

After a couple of hours at the wetland, I was ready for an expensive breakfast, and I headed back into Cairns.

Previous Visit (Cairns Esplanade: 11/6/2012)
Next Visit (Port Douglas: 11/7/2012)

Species Recorded (25)

Birds ( 24 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Australasian Grebe - Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Swamp Harrier - Circus approximans

( Megapodiidae )
Orange-footed Scrubfowl - Megapodius reinwardt

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Australasian Darter - Anhinga novaehollandiae

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Plumed Egret - Ardea plumifera

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Black-necked Stork - Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa
Wandering Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna arcuata
Green Pygmy-goose - Nettapus pulchellus

( Anseranatidae )
Magpie Goose - Anseranas semipalmata

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
White-browed Crake - Poliolimnas cinereus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Pied Stilt - Himantopus leucocephalus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Comb-crested Jacana - Irediparra gallinacea

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Brown Cuckoo-Dove - Macropygia phasianella

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Little Bronze-Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx minutillus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Sahul Sunbird - Cinnyris frenatus

Paradise-flycatcher ( Monarchidae )
Leaden Flycatcher - Myiagra rubecula

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Spangled Drongo - Dicrurus bracteatus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Welcome Swallow - Hirundo neoxena

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Golden-headed Cisticola - Cisticola exilis

Orioles ( Oriolidae )
Green Oriole - Oriolus flavocinctus

Fantails ( Rhipiduridae )
Willie-wagtail - Rhipidura leucophrys

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Tawny Grassbird - Cincloramphus timoriensis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Crimson Finch - Neochmia phaeton




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