Nightcap National Park (albino Noisy Pitta?)

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Subject: Nightcap National Park (albino Noisy Pitta?)
From: Charles Hunter <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 16:51:46 +1100 (EST)
Hi all,

  I spent several hours in Nightcap National Park last week (on 21, 22 and 23 

  Locations: Gibbergunyah Range Road (Big Scrub), the Scrub Turkey Walk to 
Rocky Creek Dam, and the corner of Rummery Road and Minyon Drive.

  As always it was enjoyable birding.

  No new / unusual sightings apart from a partly albino Noisy Pitta seen in 
good light in the rainforest regeneration area of the Scrub Turkey walk (close 
to Rocky Creek Dam) at around 8.30am on Tuesday 23rd January.

  The bird had a white head (no black), yellowish beak with slashes of green 
and yellow on slide and back. No red was visible. The bird was about 85% white. 
Observed for 30-40 seconds from a distance of 15 metres.

  Other birds seen:

  Striated Thornbill
  White-browed Scrubwren
  Large-billed Scrubwren
  Yellow-throated Scrubwren
  Emerald Dove
  White-headed Pigeon
  Wonga Pigeon
  Brown Cuckoo-Dove
  Wompoo Fruit-Dove
  Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
  Superb Fruit-Dove
  Spangled Drongo
  Black-faced Monarch
  Spectacled Monarch
  Grey Fantail
  Dusky Moorhen
  Red-browed Finch
  Eastern Whipbird
  Laughing Kookaburra
  Australian Brush-turkey
  Eastern Spinebill
Lewin's Honeyeater
  Spotted Pardalote
  Golden Whistler
  Satin Bowerbird
  Green Catbird
  Australian King-Parrot
  Jacky Winter
  Eastern Yellow Robin
  Paradise Riflebird
  Eastern Shrike-tit
  Noisy Pitta
  Australasian Figbird
  Azure Kingfisher
  Pacific Black Duck

  Charles Hunter
  Paddington, NSW

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