Carpark Birds (well sort of) and stray Jacky Winter

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Subject: Carpark Birds (well sort of) and stray Jacky Winter
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 11:20:28 +1000
Not really a car park but the surrounds of a microwave tower. Before getting out of the car I saw Atherton Scrubwren,
Brown Pigeon, Superb Fruit Dove ( female, feeding on the seeds of a small fruited sedge), Grey Goshawk (male, grey phase) and Yellow-eyed Cuckoo-shrike.
Does the Superb Fruit-Dove have a gizzard able to deal with such hard seeds? I have never seen them eating these before.
On getting out of the car I saw a Wedge-tailed Eagle, Yellow-throated Scrubwren, Little Cuckoo-shrike, Red-browed Finch and female Victoria's Riflebird. On my walk down the hill added Bridled Honeyeater, Lewins H'e., Scarlet H'e., Brown Gerygone, Golden Bowerbird, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Topknot Pigeon, Emerald Dove, Bower's Shrike-thrush and Ground Thrush.
The return walk did not produce any further species but did see a Mountain Thornbill on the drive out.
At Wondecla located south of Herberton I saw a Jacky Winter which is a rather uncommon bird here at the best of times, especially in summer.
Alan Gillanders
145*E 17*S
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