Fw: Ravenswood Road, Mingella. North Qld.

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Subject: Fw: Ravenswood Road, Mingella. North Qld.
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 18:41:58 +1000
G'day Jon
 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 93
So your record is noteworthy !
Each year I see several in and around the Isa.
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.

Jon wrote...
> 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?
> Jon Wren
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