Fogg Dam is a wildlife sanctuary protecting flood plains, paperbark and monsoon forest in the far north of Australia. The Adelaide & Mary River Floodplains are an Important Bird Area (IBA) in Australia and Fogg Dam is a particularly significant part of this bioregion as it’s wetlands retain water throughout the year, providing a vital haven for wildlife in the dry season.
‘Tropical Dawn’ was recorded in the shady monsoon forest of the Fogg Dam reserve. The melodious liquid calls of Yellow Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus) are a feature of this habitat, as are the deep booms of Torresian Imperial Pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa) and the accelerating whoops of the beautiful Rose-crowned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus regina). Orange-footed Scrubfowl can be heard scratching around in the leaf litter, and a colony of Black Flying Fox squabble in the distance.
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