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Bird of the Week: Straw-necked Ibis, Longreach Waterhole, NT

Bird of the Week: Straw-necked Ibis, Longreach Waterhole, NT

Bob Gosford September 8, 2016

A few of the birds that passed by my lens while I was camped at one end of the Longreach Waterhole just west of the small NT town of Elliott..

Bird of the Week: M. Krishnan’s “Thuggery in the Treetops”

Bird of the Week: M. Krishnan’s “Thuggery in the Treetops”

Bob Gosford April 1, 2013 5 Comments

A look at the work of Madhaviah Krishnan, an Indian journalist and photographer who for 46 years wrote the "Country Notebook" column for The Statesman of Calcutta that ranks among the finest nature writing out of the sub-continent.

Bird of the Week: La Tanrrilla – the Sunbittern

Bird of the Week: La Tanrrilla – the Sunbittern

Bob Gosford January 27, 2013 1 Comment

The real beauty of La Tanrrilla is only revealed when under threat or as part of their elaborate courtship rituals when they spread their glorious wings to reveal a truly magnificent display of colour and light.

Bird of the Week: Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus). “They eat anything, but especially they like the shit.”

Bird of the Week: Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus). “They eat anything, but especially they like the shit.”

Bob Gosford January 21, 2013 1 Comment

Vultures have been called masters of two disciplines: soaring and sanitation (Dunne et al. 1988:136). In towns, villages, and rural communities where there is no modern plumbing or garbage disposal, they provide the only sanitation services. “They eat anything, but especially they like the shit,” observed a worker in a slaughterhouse in Guatemala.

Bird of the week: Mindjarru & Bigibila, a Yuwaalaraay story by Arthur Dodd

Bird of the week: Mindjarru & Bigibila, a Yuwaalaraay story by Arthur Dodd

Bob Gosford October 6, 2009 1 Comment

This is a story of the Weebill, the Emu, the Porcupine (Echidna) and some Meat Ants and how the Echidna got it's spines. The story was told by Arthur Dodd, a Yuwaalaraay speaker from the central north-west of New South wales around Walgett.