|Newman Rocks near Balladonia.|
|Australian Shelducks Tadorna tadornoides on Newman Rocks.|
They have few options for water in this part of the world.
|Salt lake, Dundas Nature Reserve, east of Norseman.|
|Gimlet Eucalyptus salubris woodland over bluebush Maireana sp., east of Norseman.|
|Gimlet woodland with samphire near a salt lake east of Norseman.|
|Sand Mallee E. eremophila, Balladonia; found throughout the Goldfields.|
|E. georgei north of Norseman. This one is found in only a few scattered localities, |
and I count myself very lucky to have found it.
|Detail of Gimlet bark - I just can't get enough of this tree!|
|Merritt E. urna, Norseman.|
Merritt is more widely distributed in south-west WA. In the 1920s and 1930s it was heavily
logged in the Goldfields for mine props and firewood. Densely regenerating stands are commonplace.
|Coral Gum E. torquata Norseman. Restricted to a small range between Coolgardie and Norseman, |
it is often grown as s street tree for its lovely pink flowers.
|Dundas Mahogany E. brockwayi, Norseman.|
George Ernest Emerson Brockway worked for the WA Forestry Department for 40 years from the 1920s,
and spent a lot of time based in Kalgoorlie. The tree is limited to the Norseman area.
|Wheatbelt Wandoo E. capillosa, Goldfields Woodlands National Park, Great Eastern Highway.|
Closely related to the more familiar Wandoo E. wandoo, this one typically grows on
crumbling granite ridges.
|Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus, Norseman.|
Widely distributed in woodlands and drier forests across
Australia, closely related to the Australian magpies, currawongs and woodswallows.
Always a delight for its melodious song.
|Male White-winged Triller Lalage tricolor along the Granite and Woodlands Discovery Track.|
This small cuckoo-shrike can also be found widely in Australia, but that's no reason to disregard it!
|Male Chestnut (or Chestnut-breasted) Quail-thrush Cinclosoma castanotum along the |
Granite and Woodlands Discovery Track. They are limited to dry southern woodlands and mallee,
and generally far less obliging than this one was!
|Crested Dragon Ctenophorus cristatus along the Granite and Woodlands Discovery Track.|
Another southern Australian southern dry woodland specialist, which we found to be especially
associated with the granitic outcrops.