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Cheela Plains, Australia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Cheela Plains, Australia

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Cheela Station Flies Cheela Plains Cliffs Cheela Plains Billabong
Red Kangaroo (Osphranter rufus) Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera) Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) Brown Falcon (Falco berigora) Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata) Rufous Songlark (Cincloramphus mathewsi) Little Crow (Corvus bennetti) Argus Monitor Lizard (Varanus panoptes) Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides) Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata)
Gray-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis) Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) White-winged Fairywren (Malurus leucopterus)

Cattle Station


Western Australia

4/17/2023: We arrived after a long drive, and we were immediately yelled at for parking in the wrong location. After that was sorted out, we walked around swarmed by thousands of flies that wanted nothing more than to crawl into your mouth, nose, and eyes. Luckily, Barbara was prepared with head nets.

4/18/2023: We had tried to get the permission to spend the night in the "Wilderness Camp" nearby, but we were informed that it was for four-wheel drive only. At any rate, we did get the key and were allowed to drive there the next morning. As often seems to be the case in Australia, the road was fine, and I would have been comfortable driving a Toyota Corolla into the "four wheel drive" track. I think that these four wheel drive roads in Australia might be back-handed way of keeping out the riff-raff...

Previous Visit (Karijini National Park: 4/16/2023)
Next Visit (Cape Range National Park: 4/18/2023)

Species Recorded (35)

Birds ( 33 )

Honeyeaters ( Meliphagidae )
White-plumed Honeyeater - Ptilotula penicillata

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Brown Goshawk - Accipiter fasciatus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Wedge-tailed Eagle - Aquila audax
Black-shouldered Kite - Elanus axillaris
Whistling Kite - Haliastur sphenurus
Little Eagle - Hieraaetus morphnoides
Black Kite - Milvus migrans

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Brown Falcon - Falco berigora
Nankeen Kestrel - Falco cenchroides

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Diamond Dove - Geopelia cuneata
Spinifex Pigeon - Geophaps plumifera

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Australian Ringneck - Barnardius zonarius
Little Corella - Cacatua sanguinea
Galah - Eolophus roseicapilla
Budgerigar - Melopsittacus undulatus
Cockatiel - Nymphicus hollandicus

( Dacelonidae )
Sacred Kingfisher - Todiramphus sanctus

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Black-faced Cuckooshrike - Coracina novaehollandiae

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Tree Martin - Petrochelidon nigricans

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Black-faced Woodswallow - Artamus cinereus
Gray Shrikethrush - Colluricincla harmonica
Little Crow - Corvus bennetti
Torresian Crow - Corvus orru
Pied Butcherbird - Cracticus nigrogularis
Magpie-lark - Grallina cyanoleuca

Fantails ( Rhipiduridae )
Willie-wagtail - Rhipidura leucophrys

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Rufous Songlark - Cincloramphus mathewsi

( Maluridae )
White-winged Fairywren - Malurus leucopterus

( Pardalotidae )
Western Gerygone - Gerygone fusca

( Eopsaltriidae )
Hooded Robin - Melanodryas cucullata

( Pomatostomidae )
Gray-crowned Babbler - Pomatostomus temporalis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Zebra Finch - Taeniopygia guttata




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