Last week, when doing some Atlassing about 28km
south of the Isa, I was lucky enough to record a B-b B ( a
lifer !) soaring overhead.
Its speeding shadow attracted my attention to look
Another Isa had seen a B-b B only 4 km
further south during Oct 1999.
After leaving my atlassing location (noteworthy for
the many 100's of Spinifex Pigeons) I saw the B-b B again halfway to the
1999 sighting, soaring along a range of hills
The 1st Atlas (p94) says in part "...suggests that
adult B-b B are sedentary"
My observations seem to confirm that theory.
Any thoughts from the BoP experts ? Should I even think of
looking for a nest ?
Bill Horton in Sunbird, 1975, wrote "rare around Mount
Isa" He was right
The Hanzab ref is V2, p193
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.