Have encountered the hybrid Crimson/Eastern rosella myself about two years ago while living at 'Arawang' property on the southern end of Cooleman Ridge. I have a photo....somewhere....it used to come and feed regularly.
Painted Button-quail also seen a few times sunning at the edge of the tracks in the early morning. Also Brown quail often heard calling before the fires...not so much since. Have even seen a (collared) cat hunting quail and it's chicks in past years while walking through the house paddock. Needless to say I sent him/her home quick smart! (my subliminal message to all cat owners).
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:43:03 +1000
Subject: [canberrabirds] Odd Obs
This morning, while looking for the Painted Button-Quail at Cooleman Ridge (it didnt show, but there were plenty of platelets), I came across a White-throated Gerygone, my first of the season.
At school (Weston), I came across a hybrid Crimson/Eastern Rosella. I reckon these have got to be one of the most beautiful birds.
Also at school, a Caper White (the butterfly, not the bird).
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