On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 07:23:54PM +1100, Jennifer Neil wrote:
> This Noisy Pitta was found in a small remnant of rainforest in
> Wollongong city in Mangerton Park. Bush regenerators have never
> heard it and there is no other remnant of bushland anywhere near,
> but is a Noisy Pitta.
Chris Chafer has this at
"Noisy Pitta Pitta versicolor Rare, summer migrant: Rainforest,
occasionally moist sclerophyll forest. Two specimens shot near Wollongong
in 1877 and 1883. No further records until a lone bird was observed in
a small area of littoral rainforest and lantana thicket at Bass Point,
from 2 to 13 October 1984. Subsequently, one calling at Barren Grounds,
November 1988 and a juvenile from the bottom of Jamberoo Pass, January
1990; a juvenile captured at Kiama, 1993, later released at Minamurra
Rainforest; one calling at Barren Grounds November 1998"
Pitta do turn up a long way from apparently suitable habitat.
There was two reported from inner Sydney last year, one in
Balmain & another in Forest Lodge just across Parramatta Rd
from Sydney Uni. Also one in Berrima last year (inland&south