Re:More Sightings from NE Queensland from visiting birders - Tony & Caro

To: " Russel Woodford" <>
Subject: Re:More Sightings from NE Queensland from visiting birders - Tony & Carole Pym
From: stannard <>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 18:06:09 +0000

Reporting-MTA: dns;
Arrival-Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 17:14:35 +1000

Final-Recipient: RFC822; 
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.2
Remote-MTA: DNS;
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 Host unknown
Last-Attempt-Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 17:14:35 +1000

Hi everybody,

We're over here visiting from England and thought everyone would like to
hear of some of the good birding we've had in
NE Queensland. This follows on from the posting from Phil Gregory of 14
April which listed some of Carole and my
birds at Cassowary House (and a visit to Mount Lewis). This was so good
that we decided to spend another morning on
the mountain, staying at Kingfisher Park (excellent! Included Lesser
Sooty Owl, Noisy Pitta, Pied Monarch and
a family group of Red-necked Crakes which now come up to the park's

Carol Iles from Kingfisher Park accompanied us to the mountain - how
about the following (+ more) in less than three

Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo - found by distinct whistle/trill calls - two
birds seen feeding on caterpillars
White-throated Treecreeper - the form called Little Treecreeper (split
in the future?)
Fernwren - heard singing close to the main track
Atherton Scrubwrens - a number seen
Yellow-breasted Boatbill - female/immature
Pale Yellow Robin
Grey-headed Robin
Chowchilla - marvellous song from a group of birds
Victoria's Riflebird - raucous calls coming from various parts of the
rainforest - a single bird flew past Carol's head
Spotted Catbird
Tooth-billed Bowerbird - three in total. Feeding on berries but
generally quiet at the moment
Golden Bowerbird - this fabulous bird did come to a bower known by
Carol. Maybe not expected to do so at this time
of the year(?) Very inquisitive, and flew to check us out, perching
literally four feet above our heads!
Satin Bowerbird - a group of more than fourteen moving to fruiting
trees. Only one male though, the rest 'green' birds
Blue-faced Parrot-Finch - a single in Lantana and field grasses.
Different site to our previous visit
Russet-tailed Thrush - after seeing Bassian Thrush with Phil this bird
showed the clear white outers in the tail, so
both are on the mountain.

Also, mustn't forget the Platypus that we found on a pool at some 900

Tony and Carole Pym

Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Re:More Sightings from NE Queensland from visiting birders - Tony & Carole Pym, stannard <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU