Rottnest Island

Subject: Rottnest Island
From: Chris Sanderson <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 08:38:08 +0800
Hi all,

Visited Rottnest Island off Perth on the weekend.  Got some great
birding in, as well as some puzzling shots that I'll upload to ABID
when I get the chance to see if others can shed some light.  One
Red-capped Plover with aberrant plumage, and a small bird that is
either a quail or a baby Common Pheasant (Slater's Field Guide doesn't
have Common Pheasant in it, very frustrating).  There were plenty of
waders on the lakes, although no sign of the Red-Necked Phalarope that
is occasionally seen out there in summer.  Had brief glimpses of Rock
Parrots, a great long look at Red-capped Robins, and the local Common
Pheasants.  A pair of White-fronted Chats flew down onto the fairway
of the 15th hole on the golf course while I was watching some Banded
Lapwings.  A full list follows, 36 species in all.

Pied Cormorant
Australian Darter
Australian Shelduck
Grey Teal
Black Duck
Brown Goshawk
Peregrine Falcon
Banded Lapwing
Red-necked Stint (non-breeding plumages)
Red-capped Plover (breeding plumage)
Ruddy Turnstone
Red-necked Avocet
Pied Oystercatcher
Banded Stilt
Black-winged Stilt
Silver Gull
Crested Tern
Fairy Tern
Bridled Tern
Laughing Dove
Spotted Turtle-Dove
Rock Parrot
Welcome Swallow
Tree Martin
Sacred Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
Common Pheasant
White-browed Scrub-Wren
Red-capped Robin
Jacky Winter
Red Wattlebird
Singing Honeyeater
White-fronted Chat
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