Cygnus atratus at Copley Retention Dam.
Adult Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Copley.
Immature Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes have yet to develop a full throat of black feathers.
Caper White Butterfly (Belenois java) feeding on Cattlebush, Stubbs Waterhole, Arkaroola in mid winter. Caper White Butterflies are a migratory species breeding inland on caper bushes (various species of the genus Capparis such as the Iga) and Australian Sandalwood. In some years, the adults disperse towards the coast as far south as Tasmania despite their food source being largely confined to semi arid locations such as the Flinders Ranges. More information on the Caper White Butterfly here.Continue reading “Caper White Butterfly feeding on Cattlebush”
Tree Martin seen feeding on insects in flight and returning regularly to a nest in the high hollow of a Eucalyptus tree, Arkaroola.
The adult male Pied Honeyeater has a distinct blue crescent of skin below its eye, seen here with family feeding on Eucalyptus blossoms.
This construction of leaves, twigs and mud is approximately 12cm long, high up in an Acacia Victoriae on the Copley commons.
Architect unknown, but now inhabited by a spider.