Spring At Gluepot 2

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Subject: Spring At Gluepot 2
From: "Chris Coleborn" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 17:13:00 +1000
There are not many places where one finds all the resident campers birders, so it was a pleasure to find this so at Gluepot. Being able to appreciate birds with other visitors added another enjoyable dimension to the trip. As Trevor Quested reported in an earlier message, various people during this particular week met and shared their finds and enjoyment of the reserve with each other. Apart from Trevor and his wife Annie from Sydney, it was good to catch up with Michael Wood and Rob and Liz from Adelaide, David and Maureen Cross from Bendigo and Denis Abbott from Hobart.
It was interesting to note that the Chestnut Quail-thrush of Gluepot had much more extensive chestnut colouring on the back, extending up to the neck area, whereas in places like Pink Lakes, Wyperfeld etc. they have chestnut colouring only on the rump and lower back.Trevor Quested also noted this. Morcombe points out that there is an inland-western form, and this is one of their characteristics. I also found the Striated Grasswrens at Gluepot to be much more brightly coloured (rust-red with white streaks) on the back than the Striated at Sunset, Hattah, Wyperfeld etc with their more dull cinnamon-brown and white streaks.
I enjoyed seeing about a hundred species and the full list of birds (with a couple of additions) is below. The lower case "b" represents a breeding record.
Emu - b
Malleefowl - b
Australian Wood Duck - b
Pacific Black Duck
Grey Teal
Australasian Grebe
Little Black Cormorant
White-faced Cormorant
White-faced Heron
Brown Goshawk - b
Collared Sparrowhawk
Black-shouldered Kite
Peregrine Falcon
Spotted Harrier
Brown Falcon
Nankeen Kestrel
Black-tailed Native-hen
Little Button Quail
Black-fronted Dotterel
Red-kneed Dotterel
Banded Lapwing
Banded Stilt
Common Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon
Major Mitchell Cockatoo (S. King)
Purple-crowned Lorikeet - b
Australian Ringneck
Mulga Parrot - b
Blue Bonnet
Blue-winged Parrot
Scarlet-chested Parrot (S. King)
Little Corella
Pallid Cuckoo
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Black-eared Cuckoo
Horsefield's Bronze-cuckoo
Southern Boobook
Tawny Frogmouth (T & A Quested)
Australian Owlet-nightjar
Sacred Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
Brown Treecreeper
White-browed Treecreeper - b
Superb Fairy-wren
Splendid Fairy-wren
Splendid Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren
Striated Grasswren
Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote - b
Shy Heathwren
Yellow Thornbill
Inland Thornbill
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Southern Whiteface
Red Wattlebird
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Striped Honeyeater
Black Honeyeater - b
White-fronted Honeyeater - b
Painted Honeyeater
Pied Honeyeater - b
Singing Honeyeater - b
White-eared Honeyeater - b
Yellow-plumed Honeyeater - b
Grey-fronted honeyeater
Yellow-throated Miner
Black-eared Miner - b
White-fronted Chat
Crimson Chat
Orange Chat
Jacky Winter - b
Red-capped Robin
Hooded Robin
Southern Scrub Robin
White-browed Babbler
Chestnut-crowned Babbler
Chestnut Quail-thrush
Varied Sittella
Crested Bellbird
Rufous Whistler
Gilbert's Whistler - b
Grey Shrike-thrush -b
Restless Flycatcher
Willie Wagtail
Black-Faced Cuckoo-shrike
White-winged Triller
Masked Woodswallow
White-browed Woodswallow - b
Dusky Woodswallow
Grey Butcherbird
Australian Magpie - b (both white and black back)
Grey Currawong
Australian Raven
Little Crow
White-winged Chough
Richard's Pipit
Tree Martin - b
Brown Songlark
Common Starling
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