Tasmania

Birding in Bruny Island

Print edition : July 21, 2017

A rock formation along the island. Photo: Arul Baskaran

A panoramic view of Bruny Island. Photo: Nithila Baskaran

A flock of pied cormorants (Phalacrocorax varius). Photo: Nithila Baskaran

A major bird breeding event takes place at Lake Wollumboola near Culburra Beach east of Nowra. Black swans and chestnut teals pictured in their thousands along the shore of the lake in August 2011. Photo: Peter Rae

The silver gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae). Photo: Nithila Baskaran

The Australian darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae). Photo: S. Theodore Baskaran

The white-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae). Photo: S. Theodore Baskaran

The purple swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus). Photo: S. Theodore Baskaran

A herd of Australian fur seals basking in the sun. Photo: Nithila Baskaran

The Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa). Photo: S. Theodore Baskaran

The sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita). Photo: S. Theodore Baskaran

The long-billed corella (Cacatua tenuirostris). Photo: S. Theodore Baskaran

The flame robin (Petroica phoenicea). Photo: S. Theodore Baskaran

The laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae). Photo: S. Theodore Baskaran

A flock of masked lapwings (Vanellus miles). Photo: S. Theodore Baskaran

A view of a cove along the island. Photo: Nithila Baskaran

The tiny island on the southern-most part of Tasmania, with rainforests, lagoons and bays, bursts alive with birds of rare feathers.

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