Mt Tennent today

To: calyptorhynchus <>
Subject: Mt Tennent today
From: Richard Allen via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2021 05:32:47 +0000
Stubble quail very unlikely up mt Tennent unless it is now fields of grass. Most likely pbq. They fly as far as they want and there are many recent records around Canberra and namadgi. 


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On 7 Oct 2021, at 3:45 pm, calyptorhynchus via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

Today I walked from the Namadgi Visitors Centre to the summit of Mt Tennent. It wasn't really a bird-watching walk, it was mainly for the purpose of sweating.

I did see the Jacky Winter at NVC (there used to a regular JW in that area so hopefully the sp can become a fixture in the woodland again). I also heard a Fan-tailed Cuckoo or two near the summit of Tennent.

However the most unexpected sighting was a pair of Stubble Quail flushed from by the track about 1 km up the Mt Tennent track. They were in an open area caused by the fires of early 2020. They were identified by being large (for a quail), greyish and streaky, and by flying a long way rocking from side to side in flight (buttonquails fly a short distance and drop, Brown Quails fly a long way but don't rock in flight).

John Leonard

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