Chestnut-breasted Whiteface Stakeout

To: Ken Rogers <>
Subject: Chestnut-breasted Whiteface Stakeout
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 15:08:42 +1000
Hi All,
Firstly I would like to congratulate Ken on finding a species that I have yet to
see, but would just like to add a note of caution when giving 'stake-outs' over
the web.
Several years ago I found traps at a well-known Black-breasted Button-Quail site
near Yarraman, Qld and fairly recently birders were issuing similar precise
reports on finding the species near Rainbow Beach.  I was told that this could
also have been the reason behind the loss of a Red Goshawk nesting in Cape York.

Please use discretion and issue precise instructions in private rather than

Ken Rogers wrote:

> Hi All,
> Lynn Pedler in his 1992 review (see Note 1) of all Chestnut-breasted
> Whiteface sightings reported a new site 12 km south-east or south (both
> directions were given) of Coober Pedy in northern SA where three birds were
> seen in 1990. Finding myself spending a night in this spot bizarrely
> described by locals as beautiful, I went for the birds at dawn on 16 August
> 2002 with no great expectation of finding the site, let alone the birds.
> Here is what I found.

Tom and Marie Tarrant
Lot 10 (137) Watson Rd
Queensland 4520

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