earliest record of Channel-billed Cuckoos in central Australia

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Subject: earliest record of Channel-billed Cuckoos in central Australia
From: bob gosford <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:53:16 +0930
Dear all,

A quick note re the C-b C in central Australia.

While going through some papers I came across "*Birds of McDonald Downs
Station, NT*", S. S. Ornithologist, July 1948 at p. 15 by L. J. Ellis. It
has, among entries for 71 other species, the following entry from records
for July & August 1947 "Channel-billed Cuckoo..."Algworra, also Arrapoon.(in
the "Iliaura" [most likely Alyawarra] language). Seen and heard in flight
the day before the rains. The natives say they have never known this bird to
settle in this area."

Anyone else found an earlier record from the Centre - MacDonald Downs is
approx 150 miles n-e of Alice Springs.

Cheers and thanks in advance,


Bob Gosford
The Northern Myth blog
Alice Springs, NT
Ph: (+61) 0447024968
Twitter: @bgosford
"The NT Government does not respond to random electronic gossip sites."

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