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The Top End contains more than two thirds of Australia's bird species, many of them with strong ties to waterways and flooded plains.At the end of the dry season birds gather tightly around billabongs and rivers to feed and drink. When the rains come they fly to all corners and spread throughout the country.

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Photo Captions for Northern Birds

Image #1. Northern Birds Yellow waters at Kakadu national park - darter dries its wing while hunting for fish in the early morning

Image #2. Northern Birds An egret carries a fish its has caught at Yellow Waters in Kakadu NP

Image #3. Northern Birds Gagudju Lodge, Cooinda. yellow water boat tour kakadu bird darter travel wetlands

Image #4. Northern Birds Magpie goose lands among sedges on a Top End wetland and floodplain

Image #5. Northern Birds Gagudju Lodge, Cooinda. yellow water boat tour kakadu bird nest jabiru travel wetlands

Image #6. Northern Birds Kakadu National Park - Yellow Water billabong - wetlands wildlife birds egret flora sunrise.

Image #7. Northern Birds Kakadu National Park - Yellow Water billabong - wetlands wildlife birds magpie goose flora sunrise.

Image #8. Northern Birds Yellow water contains many birds and reptiles such as crocodiles. Owned by Aboriginal people. white bellied sea eagle

Image #9. Northern Birds McMinns Lagoon, outside Darwin. Tropical wetland with lillies, reeds and other plants. bird water flora waterway Rainbow Bee Eater

Image #10. Northern Birds Arafura Swamp area in Arnhem Land, northern Australia. torres strait pigeons perch in arafura palms

Image #11. Northern Birds Jacanas or "Jesus birds" use large feet to walk and skip across waterlilies in their hunt for insects

Image #12. Northern Birds Kakadu National Park late in the dry season Yellow water area is one of the most diverse wetlands in the Top End - Azure Kingfisher

Image #13. Northern Birds Melaleuca station - magpie geese sit on a log in a freshwater billabong, on the Mary River floodplain. waterway bird environment wetlands fauna flora

Image #14. Northern Birds A beautifully camouflaged Tawny Frogmouth owl sits in a tree. native bird raptor wildlife

Image #15. Northern Birds A beautifully camouflaged Tawny Frogmouth owl sits in a tree . native bird raptor wildlife

Image #16. Northern Birds Arafura Swamp at the end of the wet season with magpie geese nesting

Image #17. Northern Birds Jabiru storks and whistle ducks gather along a dry season billabong in the Top End of northern Australia.

Image #18. Northern Birds Jabiru storks and whistle ducks gather along a dry season billabong in the Top End of northern Australia.

Image #19. Northern Birds Limmen National Park is situated on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Top End of the Northern Territory. A bustard or bush turkey

Image #20. Northern Birds Egret fishing at corroboree billabong

Image #21. Northern Birds Rainbow Pitta

Image #22. Northern Birds Jacana or "Jesus bird" walks on walterlilies with its large outspread feet

Image #23. Northern Birds Floodplains and escarpment near Karnbarlunyah (Oenpelli) - brolgas feeding

Image #24. Northern Birds A barking owl.

Image #25. Northern Birds Plumed Whistling Ducks camp by waterholes during the day and fly out at night to feed on the grassy plains.

Image #26. Northern Birds A lorikeet eats the nectar from a grevillea.

Image #27. Northern Birds red tailed black cockatoo flying over outback bushland at sunset

Image #28. Northern Birds The Great Egret is one of three egrets found in Top End wetlands. These are solitary birds that stand still and erect when hunting in the shallows.

Image #29. Northern Birds Blue-faced honeyeater nesting in a palm tree, in Top End

Image #30. Northern Birds Baby Honeyeater on a nest in the NT

Image #31. Northern Birds A newly hatched bustard breaks its way out of an egg at Feathers Sanctuary, Darwin

Image #32. Northern Birds bustard chick at Feathers Sanctuary in Darwin

Image #33. Northern Birds Bower Birds courting - the male exposes a crown of lavender feathers usually hidden

Image #34. Northern Birds Bower Birds courting - the male exposes a crown of lavender feathers usually hidden

Image #35. Northern Birds Gouldian finches drinking at a remote waterhole near Katherine

Image #36. Northern Birds Darter comes up from a billabong with a small fish in its beak

Image #37. Northern Birds Pied heron looks down from a tree at the mouth of the Daly River

Image #38. Northern Birds A lorrikeet feeds on the flowers of a swamp bloodwood.

Image #39. Northern Birds Jacana or "Jesus bird". Its large feet and claws enable it to walk on waterlillies searching for food.

Image #40. Northern Birds The Daly River - partially flooded in the wet season downstream of Daly River crossing - egret and pied heron rookery. bird outback waterway flora north marine nest Photographer: David Hancock. Copyright: SkyScans.

 

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