RE: Talking of Records!

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Subject: RE: Talking of Records!
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 12:02:18 +1000
It's great when this sort of thing happens. I have seen on a few occasions a 
large number of species from the same family or group of birds. Here are a few 
examples of mine from recent times:

Recently a friend of mine and I heard and saw four species of owl in about half 
an hour, on the south coast of NSW:

Masked Owl
Sooty Owl
Southern Boobook
Powerful Owl

Three other night birds were also present:
Tawny Frogmouth
Australian Owlet-nightjar
White-throated Nightjar

Recently in south-east Queensland I had the pleasure of hearing and seeing
eight species of pigeon/dove in a day:

Superb Fruit-dove
Rose-crowned Fruit-dove
Wompoo Fruit-dove
Common Bronzewing
Brown Cuckoo-dove
Emerald Dove
Wonga Pigeon
White-headed Pigeon

Lastly, during some survey work near Tumut a while ago I saw three species of 
whistler in three minutes:

Golden Whistler
Olive Whistler
Rufous Whistler


Anthony Overs
Hackett ACT

-----Original Message-----
From:   andy burton [SMTP:
Sent:   Tuesday, 7 April 1998 10:12
Subject:        Re: Talking of Records!

>>How about six species of cuckoo in one day on a
>>1.25 acre block?

>>Ian Clayton
>>North Qld.
>>Phone 07 4789 1306

Or 6 species of Tern in ca 30 minutes in the Hunter River at Newcastle on
14th March last.

Caspian Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Crested Tern
Little Tern
Common Tern
White-winged Black Tern

Andy Burton
Andy Burton's Bush Tours
703/4 Francis Road
Artarmon, NSW  2064

Ph      61 2 9904 8468  (home and bus.)
Fax     61 2 9904 8768

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