Yellow Chats by the Hundreds

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Subject: Yellow Chats by the Hundreds
From: "Phil Joy" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 17:26:04 +0800
While Danny Rogers was exploring to the east of the Broome Bird Observatory
looking for
undiscovered Wader roosting spots, he came across a flock of Yellow Chats
Epthianura crocea.
He estimated the flock to be about 500 birds in all.
Since then he and BBO warden Chris Hassell have been back to the same fairly
inaccessible spot
and have confirmed the count of 500 birds.
George Swann was also there this morning in an effort to take some
photographs but reports that he was largely unsuccessful as the birds were
too active.
Are there any other records of this rare species gathering in such large
numbers anywhere else in Australia?
Phil Joy         
P O Box 21
W A            6725

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