Re: More Major Rarity Rumours

Subject: Re: More Major Rarity Rumours
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 19:33:10 +1100
>I have heard rumours of the following rarities over the last few days 
>does anyone have any more accurate information.  ie dates, places,  
>observers name, authenticity etc? 
>Common Kingfisher    
>Christmas Island, A new bird for Australia if accepted 

Not Australia.... doesn't matter!
>Savannah Nightjar    
>Christmas Island, two birds on the airstrip, nothing else known 

Ditto above....
>Ringed Plover      
>somewhere in Victoria 

You wouldn't go anyway
>Beach Stone Curlew  and White-headed Pigeon. 
>Not national rarities but amazing records for Victoria 
>Grey Phalarope 
>Is the bird still there? what plumage is it in? 

Yes. It is now Black and white and feeding with its mummy and daddy - Mr and
Mrs himantopus...
>Tony Palliser  (Sydney, Australia)      
>Phone  +61 2 9900 1678 or +61 2 94277563   
>Fax    +61 2 9900 1669 
>Email   or   

Best wishes;-)


Alan McBride
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