Unbrawarra Gorge Nature Park is a small reserve located about 25km SW of Pine Creek. A short walk along a tributary creek of Stray Creek (Umbrawarra Creek?) takes you into a small red sandstone gorge. The birds were prolific with many species of honeyeaters attracted to large orange grevillea flowers and the water.
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|Juvenile Banded Honeyeater. Note the yellow pollen on face and base of bill.|
|Unbrawarra Gorge at the swimming hole.|
|Many honeyeaters came in to this small patch of water among rocks to the side of the main creek, a much safer place to drink, bathe and preen with an overhead tangle of vegetation.|
|A very young Banded Honeyeater. There were many juvenile honeyeater species in the Gorge indicating recent breeding.|
|Dusky Honeyeater, a common honeyeater in the Top End.|
|White-throated Honeyeater – similar to a White-naped Honeyeater which has a red crescent over eye.|
|A small flock of Crimson Finches were exploiting the long grasses among Pandanus Palms along the creek. This is and adult male.|
|There were a few Chestnut-breasted Manakins in company with the Crimson Finches.|
Umbrawarra Gorge is well worth a visit if you are in the area.