birding-aus Spangled Drongo, Adelaide sighting.

Subject: birding-aus Spangled Drongo, Adelaide sighting.
From: "jon wren" <>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 06:03:18 PST

I had the pleasure of a long weekend in Adelaide. On Sunday 14 March I 
was walking up Warren Road, Modbury North a northern suburb when I heard 
the call of a Spangled Drongo. I sighted the bird and it was definately 
a Drongo the fishtail being most prominent. At the time I was walking 
with an English visitor who is not a birdwatcher but did confirm the 
fishtail feature of the birds tail.
Being a resident of North Queensland I thought it was quite surprising 
to observe this species so far South. On checking the FG I notice that 
Simpson and Day indicate sightings in the Adelaide area with an arrow 
and a comment that the bird is "found well out of its accepted tropical 
Pizzey and Knight state that it is a vagrant in SA.
Have any Adelaide observers sighted this bird recently?

Jon Wren
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