Central Australia Birding
STR Stony plains with ephemeral grassesAreas of stony plain between dolomite/spinifex ranges. Features scattered cassia and eremophila shrubs. Ephemeral grasses dominate after rain.
Getting ThereSanta Teresa Road beginning at Alice Springs airport. Habitat begins c.40km along road. This is pastoral land so please behave with respect to stock, infrastructure and environment.
GPS Coordinates 24°0.642′S, 134°4.506′E
|Land Birds||5 species|
|Crimson Chat (Epthianura tricolor)||50||Small flock of crimson chat feeding near CQT|
|Rufous-crowned Emu-wren (Stipiturus ruficeps)||8||Family group in spinifex at hilltop site nearby|
|Brown Songlark (Cincloramphus cruralis)||6||Scattered through grasses|
|Dusky Grasswren (Amytornis purnelli)||4||Family group in spinifex at hilltop site nearby|
|Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)||2||Viewed 2 birds on 2 occasions. More calling across wide area.|