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Birdline Northern Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 29 Dec 2013.

Sat 28 Dec      Oriental Reed-Warbler Fogg Dam wall
Oriental Reed-Warbler (1) Single Bird seen, in thick 'acacia sp' weed on right 
of Dam Wall (Northern side). David (Webb) and I observed the bird skulking 
after trying to locate it while listening to its song. It became active just 
after 0730 and was silent before then. Its very distinctive harsh call is easy 
to identify and it was fairly repetitive. The bird occasionally rose above mid 
shrub level to be seen. After 30 minutes it flew across and perched in trees 
mid dam for a minute or so, and then flew into reeds on Southern side, possibly 
to feed. Interesting to note that Dave said that this behaviour seemed like a 
regular pattern. The buff flanks were quite rich on this individual, however I 
was unable to note other features of the Oriental eg white-tail tips etc. 
Observing the bird vocalising was more than enough for positive ID. Also 
interesting to note was that there was no sign of Australian Sp?? Noted that 
Dave listed the bird presence and calling last year around 16th December.
Mick Jerram, David Webb

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