Aegotheles cristatus

2 Australian Owlet-nightjar at Acton, ACT

Aegotheles cristatus at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021
Aegotheles cristatus at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021
Aegotheles cristatus at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021
Aegotheles cristatus at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021
Aegotheles cristatus at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021
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Aegotheles cristatus 30 Nov 2021 Liam.m
Aegotheles cristatus 30 Nov 2021 RodDeb

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heard it sing twice, then it had a scratch then dropped down in the hollow for a short time before coming back up.

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Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2024 by DonTaylor
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 21 Mar 2024 by Roger
Amphylaeus morosus at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2024 by Roger
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at ANBG - 14 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at ANBG - 14 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at ANBG - 14 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 14 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Spilopelia chinensis (Spotted Dove) at ANBG - 4 Jan 2024 by Thurstan
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at ANBG - 1 Dec 2023 by CraigW
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at ANBG - 16 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Amphylaeus morosus at ANBG - 7 Nov 2023 by PeterA
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird) at Canberra Central, ACT - 23 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Spilopelia chinensis (Spotted Dove) at Canberra Central, ACT - 12 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Canberra Central, ACT - 12 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Acton, ACT - 10 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Canberra Central, ACT - 10 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 7 Oct 2023 by BenW
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Canberra Central, ACT - 7 Oct 2023 by RodDeb
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Canberra Central, ACT - 26 Sep 2023 by HelenCross
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Canberra Central, ACT - 30 Jul 2023 by Untidy
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Canberra Central, ACT - 24 Jul 2023 by BenHarvey
Dicrurus bracteatus (Spangled Drongo) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2023 by rawshorty
Dicrurus bracteatus (Spangled Drongo) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2023 by BenHarvey
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Apr 2023 by HelenCross
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Apr 2023 by HelenCross
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 28 Mar 2023 by RodDeb
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 19 Mar 2023 by regeraghty
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Persoonia Bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Phaps elegans (Brush Bronzewing) at Acton, ACT - 14 Dec 2022 by RodDeb
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2022 by RodDeb
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2022 by RodDeb
Phaps elegans (Brush Bronzewing) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2022 by JohnBundock
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2022 by TomW
Chrysococcyx lucidus (Shining Bronze-Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2022 by TomW
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Acton, ACT - 12 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Acton, ACT - 12 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Acton, ACT - 12 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 12 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by Roger
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2022 by TimL
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 24 Sep 2022 by VanceLawrence
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 8 Sep 2022 by HelenCross
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jul 2022 by Christine
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
Delias nigrina (Black Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by DPRees125
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by BenHarvey
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Asura cervicalis (Spotted Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by tom.tomward@gmail.com
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by tom.tomward@gmail.com
Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata (Golden-Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by TimL
Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata (Golden-Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by TimL
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata (Golden-Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by Roger
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by GirtsO
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by GirtsO
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by Roger
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Acton, ACT - 9 Aug 2021 by jbromilow50
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Acton, ACT - 9 Aug 2021 by jbromilow50
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 9 Aug 2021 by jbromilow50
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Acton, ACT - 6 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Argonemertes australiensis (Australian land nemertean) at Acton, ACT - 25 Jul 2021 by TimL
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jun 2021 by TimL
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by TimL
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2021 by TimL
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Acton, ACT - 28 May 2021 by RodDeb
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 28 May 2021 by RodDeb
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by Roger
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Acton, ACT - 27 Mar 2021 by tom.tomward@gmail.com
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by Christine
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by Christine
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL
Hortophora transmarina (Garden Orb Weaver) at Acton, ACT - 21 Feb 2021 by TimL
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2021 by jbromilow50

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  • 29 Nov 2021 01:03 PM Recorded on
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