Welcome to another Pleasant Sunday Afternoon.
Being the only water for a bit it attracts a little bird life. After a swim I took out my camera and waited. The scan picked up a little dust (no – I am not always a film troglodyte. Go here for proof!) so I apologise for the few marks you see in the pictures. Click on the pictures for bigger images.
Spinifex Pigeon is called Katararrtji in the Ngaanyatjarra Language. Although the distribution of the Singing Honeyeater is supposedly through most of Australia (including here) I haven’t seen one here to get the local name. Singing in language is “yinkaku” for singing a song, and “wangkaku” means birds singing.
Bob Gosford from The Northern Myth in an email discussion pointed out the pigeon here is a crested and not a spinifex pigeon. And he is right. I have some Spinifex Pigeon shots from Palm Valley I will include here when I find them! Next time I will ensure I double check my wildlife. Bob has a good article on them you can read here
If you like this post and what else you see on the blog please subscribe by RSS feed (the orange button) or by email. The email subscription is just under my profile picture. Or you can visit my subscription page.