Birdline NT Weekly Update

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Subject: Birdline NT Weekly Update
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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 01:31:27 +1000
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Published sightings for the week ending 4 Jul 2010.

Fri 2 Jul       Hooded Parrot Pine Creek township 
On an early morning walk around town, we found 2 flocks of Hooded Parrot
- largest of 27 birds - and numerous small groups and pairs. Within the
largest flock, there were only 6 mature males, a similar no. of females
with the rest being immature in various stages of colouring. 
Brian & Meg Johnson 

Mon 28 Jun      Yellow-rumped Mannikin & White-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Escarpment Walk, Victoria R. section - Gregory Nat. Park 
At the start of the walk, a flock of 40+ Yellow-rumped Mannikins were
feeding beside the creek there. Most were adults and all appeared to be
purebreds. With the flock was one Crimson Finch, one Chestnut-breasted
Mannikin and one Golden-headed Cisticola. 3 White-quilled Rock-Pigeons
(r. boothi) were then found on the top of the escarpment. Excellent
close views were obtained - all had rusty tonings and, when flushed,
exhibited NO white at all across the outer wings. {This was in strong
contrast to the many we've seen across most of the Kimberleys in recent
weeks - they were considerably darker with lots of white in the wing.} 
Brian & Meg Johnson 

Sat 26 Jun      Gouldian Finch Bird Billabong - carpark and walking
Flock of 100-150 at carpark 8am 26/6/10, another 30-50 400m from
billabong itself as well. 
Mat & Cathy Gilfedder 


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