Category Archives: Wildlife of Maatsuyker Island

Other birds

Native birds have been very much on my mind over summer here in the Blue Mountains.  For several weeks, a pair of lyre birds drove me crazy digging up my precious dendrobiums, scattering mulch the length of the driveway, exposing … Continue reading

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The Muttonbirds

Puffinus tenuirostris, common name Short-tailed Shearwater. It is thought that Maatsuyker Island is home to approximately 800,000 breeding pairs of Short-tailed Shear-waters, or muttonbirds, between late September and April. It is one of the largest colonies in the southern hemisphere. … Continue reading

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