Elegant Parrot, southern Strzelecki Track
Wedge-tailed Eagle eating carrion
Zebra Finches on barbed wire surrounding an oil well near Innamincka Regional Reserve
Afternoon survey shadows against rocky gibber
A group of Little Corella (about 5000 total) congregated near a waterhole
Bearded Dragon, southern Strzelecki Track
Brown Falcon, one of the most common raptors on the survey this year
A dingo coming to investigate us during a transect survey
Two red kangaroos watching us during a later afternoon transect
One of the most rare and threatened raptors in Australia- the Grey Falcon- perched on a radio tower
Brolga at one of the many boreholes that provide year-round water for cattle
Michelle Gibson has just completed her first field season in the Australian Outback. Michelle left for the field on 12 July 2014 and has been surveying birds along three mega-transects (tracks) in the Australian outback. You can read about her project here. Michelle reports that her first field campaign was a great success and you can see from the photos that it was biodiverse! Michelle is currently spending two weeks at the University of Queensland with her co-supervisor Rich Fuller and the Fuller lab.
Michelle on a dune on the Birdsville track
Day two of bird surveys in Australia
Andrew Rogers, is a visiting researcher in our group, who recently started fieldwork in Borneo. Andrew was lucky enough to get video coverage of the Bornean bearded pig, Sus barbatus, at night using a camera trap. Andrew is working at the Danum Valley Conservation Area in Malaysian Borneo alongside researchers from Sheffield University collecting carbon data in primary and logged lowland rainforest.
Turns out photographing wildlife in primary rain forest with a 60+ meter canopy is hard work, but Andrew is gradually honing his skills and has some photographs to prove it:
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