Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

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Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 01:30:32 +1000
Birdline Central & Southern Queensland 

Published sightings for the week ending 25 Jul 2010.

Thu 22 Jul      White-throated Nightjar Round Mountain, Elimbah, Qld 
Jared Khu 

Sun 18 Jul      Spotted Whistling-Duck Wenlock River (near Weipa) 
A single adult, presumably female with a very young chick found in a
landlocked lagoon near the Wenlock River on 18 July 2010. They were
resting along the bank for a while then ventured into the water where
they began feeding on the lilly flowers. I have come across SWD in the
past with chicks, but a few years ago and the deatils are now sketchy.
The birding atlas I have doesn't show any July breeding records. 
Ben Bright per Tim Dolby 

Wed 14 Jul      Red-bellied Pitta Chilli Beach / Portland Roads (Iron
Range National Park 
A rare sighting for this time of year, a Red Bellied Pitta seen on 14
July 2010 whilst spot lighting at about 10pm at the last rainforest
stretch on the way to the Chilli Beach / Portland Roads intersection.
Excellent views were had and a few photos taken before it flew off into
the bush. Also found the same night was a single Red backed Button
quail, also on the road. 
Ben Bright per Tim Dolby 


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