Lake Eyre (from John Boyce)

Subject: Lake Eyre (from John Boyce)
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 16:32:18 +1100
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Hi everyone
just a couple of short notes and questions.  My parents and brother are in
the middle of a round aus trip and have just told me that there is still no
water visible at the Marree end of South Lake Eyre.  Still some good birds
around with them finding Chestnut-breasted Whiteface at the Thomas and
Thomas site after a lot of searching and Inland Dotterel along the road.
I will have a few days in the Cairns area at the start of July, staying for
a couple of nights at Julatten and will be doing the Chris Dahlberg Cruise
and probably a wait-a-while spotlighting trip.  However I would love to
hear of any recent or reliable information on any of the following birds
(or any others really).  With reference to the Russet-tailed Thrush does
anyone know which of the calls on the BOCA tapes is Russet-tailed and which
is Bassian Thrush as I guess call is one of the best diagnostics?

Beach Stone-curlew
Great-billed Heron
White-browed Crake
Red-necked Crake
Little Kingfisher
Double-eyed Fig Parrot
Squatter Pigeon
Lovely Fairy-wren
Sarus Crane
Papuan Frogmouth
Rufous Owl
Mangrove Robin
White-browed Robin
Blue-faced Parrot Finch
Golden Bowerbird
Yellow-breasted Boatbill

Best Wishes
John Boyce

John Boyce
Department of Microbiology
Monash University
Clayton Rd.,
Clayton, 3800.
WorkPh  03 9905 4838
HomePh  03 9376 6641
WorkFax 03 9905 4811

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