Nightcap NP: Fruitful

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Subject: Nightcap NP: Fruitful
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 14:43:51 +1000
Rufous Scrub Birds can be quite noisy and visible for extended periods when they are calling. I watched an individual calling for several
minutes beside the track in the Border Ranges NP - until a herd of
elephants came past and forced him to leave.

At other times, they are rather phantom like.

Regards, Laurie

On Friday, February 24, 2006, at 02:20  PM, Bruce Cox wrote:


From: Charles Hunter
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Nightcap NP: Fruitful
Hi charles,
You were lucky to get a 4 sec. look, I reckon I have a 1 sec. look
combining Rufus and Noisy Scrubbirds.

The name of the palm/creeper is Lawyer Cane, ther are several species: Wait a While, Fish Tailed Lawyer Cane, Yellow Lawyer Cane, another one called Wait a While and Vicious Hairy Mary, they are all Calamus
species. I like the old north Qld. name: Come back Quick.


Hi all,

I was almost certain I saw a Rufous Scrub Bird at 9.00am on 18th, not confident enough to tick however due to poor light and 4 second
obstructed viewing. As I tried to get closer I was grabbed by those
palms that have those razor sharp spikes that grab on to you (name?), almost tore my finger off (and left several splinters in it). May have helped if I had also knew call of the bird!

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