Wet Tropics of Northern Queensland, Australia
Part 6: Mount Lewis
Blue-faced Parrotfinch has a very resticted range in Australia and Mount Lewis is just about the only location where there is a reasonable chance of seeing one. It is also the shyest of the northern finches and the hardest to see well, even when you are in prime habitat, so you can imagine my joy when a gorgeous male popped up out the grass it was feeding on and briefly perched on a raspberry cane in full view!
The parrotfinches were associating with a flock of about 40-50 Red-browed Finches.
Mountain Thornbills were common around the clearing and sometimes came very close to where I was standing.
These small, hyperactive birds are endemic to the high altitude rainforests of the wet tropics of north-eastern Queensland.
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