Western NSW Inland Dotterel and Aust Pratincole

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Subject: Western NSW Inland Dotterel and Aust Pratincole
From: "Edwin Vella" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 14:20:43 +1100

Hi Chris


David Mitford and I will be doing a short birding trip around Cobar and Bourke and would like to see some Inland Dotterels. Would you brother mind us paying a visit to see them on his property or alternatively do you know some public accessible places where they can be see? Both David and I have never been around Bourke.




Edwin Vella


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From: [ On Behalf Of Chris Armstrong
Sent: Friday, 18 November 2005 1:19 PM
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Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Western NSW Inland Dotterel and Aust Pratincole



My brother told me this morning that he has seen 2 groups of Inland Dotterels, about a dozen in each, in his front paddock (9000ac!) near Bourke, NSW. More than the usual resident group of 6 or so. What made them obvious was that they were easily seen in the daylight when they are rarely observed. Mixed in with them was about 10 or so Aust Pratincoles; a first for his property.

The more unusual sighting for him was a very "yellow looking Ringneck". Still had the red over the top of the beak, but not green, just basically a yellow version.


Is this known as leucistic, and how rare in the wild? 



Warwick QLD

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