Cocos Update 9 Dec 2011

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Subject: Cocos Update 9 Dec 2011
From: Richard Baxter <>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 00:27:51 -0800 (PST)
Hello all,
            Cocos is still turning up vagrants with a couple more species added 
since my last update.  
We've had a few sightings of LARGE HAWK CUCKOO over the last two days and Asian 
Koel has been seen daily around town.  
The MEGAMAKI FLYCATCHER, as we've now named it, was still on Home Island 
yesterday and the GADWALL was photographed
on West Island again this morning.  
EYE-BROWED THRUSH seem to be everywhere we go, with another two located on 
Direction Island yesterday.  A ROSY STARLING was photographed 
by our group this afternoon and WATERCOCK are still on Home Island.  CHINESE 
SPARROWHAWK has also been sighted again since my last update.
This afternoon, a West Island local reported to us a small passerine on the 
island, so we're off in search of it.... gotta rush.
Richard Baxter 

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