Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
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Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:35:06 +0000
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, October 12, 2015 to Sunday, October 18, 2015:

Area: SA

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Location: Kangaroo Island

White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor) (2) two males, 250 m S of Snellings 
Beach, N coast of Kangaroo Island, 6 October 2015 (Katrina Ramsay per Chris 
Baxter). Extremely rare visitor to KI.

Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) (1) Rocky Point/Browns Beach mallee, 
Dudley Peninsula, N coast of Kangaroo Island, 26 September 2015; same locality 
where a male and female were reported April 2000 (Hugh Rischbeith per Chris 
Baxter). Extremely rare visitor to KI.

Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) (10) pair with one week old runners, 
Stokes Bay Beach, N coast of Kangaroo Island, 6 October 2015
pair with day/s old runners, Harriet River Mouth, Vivonne Bay, S coast of 
Kangaroo Island, 12 October 2015

Northern Giant-Petrel (Macronectes halli) (1) listed here as NGP, however, 
identification to species remains unknown due to it being an all dark coloured 
immature; seen flying close inshore, caught amongst 1,000s of westward 
migrating Short-tailed Shearwaters, Cape du Couedic, Kangaroo Island, 12 
October 2015.

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (2) foraging in mud and shallows 
along a small samphire-lined tidal channel, American River foreshore, Kangaroo 
Island, 4 October 2015; also seen here, a single Australian Spotted Crake.

Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) (12) three pair, each with 2 x recently 
hatched young, farmland mosaic (mallee/pasture) surrounding Bay of Shoals and W 
to Emu Bay, late September/early October 2015.

Western Whipbird (Psophodes nigrogularis) (7+) 3 breeding pairs in S coast 
mallee; one pair at Bales Bay; one pair at Vivonne Bay; one pair at Remarkable 
Rocks, Flinders Chase NP, late September/early October 2015; pair at Vivonne 
Bay observed carrying food to nestling young.
one scurried across South Coast Road in front of approaching vehicle, c 4 km E 
of Stunsail Boom River, Kangaroo Island, 28 September 2015.

Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus) (3000+) feeding and roosting at 
Wisanger Lagoon (saline wetland), inland from W shore of Bay of Shoals, 
Kangaroo Island, September/early October 2015.

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) (100+) very vocal as foraged (hawked) over 
shallows associated with Timber Creek delta at E end of Murrays Lagoon, 
Kangaroo Island, 13 October 2015; large concentration in small area.

Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes) (3) one of the three adults was 
collecting sticks and constructing a nest in a River Red Gum, Duck Lagoon, 
lower Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, 13 October 2015.

Reported by: Chris Baxter on Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Location: Sandy Creek CP (outing)

White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos) (1) Seen feeding young in nest - 
Photo attached

Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) (1) Photo attached

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae) (1) Photo attached

Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) (1) Female - photo attached

Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida) (1) Photo Attached

Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera) (1) Photo attached

Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata) (1) A few seen - photo attached

Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) (1) Watching its nest - Photo attached

Reported by: Gordon Pateman on Thursday, October 15, 2015


Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Location: Whites Road Wetlands

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) (1) Young bird. First time I 
have seen a Cuckoo at Whites Rd. Photos attached.

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) (1) Having a good clean up. Photos attached.

Reported by: Gordon Pateman on Saturday, October 17, 2015


Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Location: Whites Rd Wetlands

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) (1) This is to advise that I 
have been informed by 3 of the 54 viewers that the photos of a Shining 
Bronze-Cuckoo posted yesterday are in fact photos of a Horsefield's 
Bronze-Cuckoo. After some research, I agree. Sorry for the incorrect 

Reported by: Gordon Pateman on Sunday, October 18, 2015


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