Re Red-capped Robin.
Peter Briton wrote in Sunbird (Qld Ornithological Soc Inc) V 30, No 3, Dec
2000, "Birds of Charters Towers",
"Single influx in 1985, coincident with both chats. Reeves Lake,3 on 4
Aug; single birds at four other sites on 15 May, 29 May and 11 Aug. Erratic
in winter in other years when single males on 11 July 84 and 15 May
So your record is noteworthy !
Each year I see several in and around the
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.
> Yesterday I had the opportunity to do some
Atlassing in the Charters Towers
> area just west of Townsville in North
Qld.. While conducting a 2ha search at
> a creek crossing 10 Km from
Mingela I sighted a lone female Red capped
> Robin. The typical Robin
behaviour of flying down from an exposed perch to
> the ground and
shuffling through some leaf litter first caught my eye. The
> bird seemed
to be by itself.
> Has there been other sightings in North Qld. recently
of this species. I
> have observed it previously a number of years ago at
Pretty Bend on the Don River SW of Bowen.
> This surely must be the
limitation of their distribution in North Qld?