Superb Fruiit-Dove in Blue Mountains NSW

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Subject: Superb Fruiit-Dove in Blue Mountains NSW
From: "alan morris" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 09:14:53 +1100
Hi Birders,

Linda Hyde's note on a Superb Fruit-Dove being found in the Blue Mountains at Blaxland is of interest and certainly I am unaware of any previous records for the Blue Mountains. Not that Blaxland is high up in the Mountains but as a geographical area, there are no known records.

Superb Fruit-Doves have only been confirmed nesting in Northern Rivers Region of NSW yet each autumn (March-May, with May the most favoured month), but also occasionally commencing in February, small numbers move south along the NSW coast visiting pockets of rainforest and wet gullies on route, all the way to the Victorian border. Generally these birds are immatures, often only seemingly recently fledged however adult birds also occur but in lesser numbers. In some years up to 10 records may be reported from the Central Coast to the Far South Coast, in other years only one or two records. Generally in February most records are for birds still found in their preferred habitat of rainforest in the Northern Rivers Region, however one flew into a window in Wollongong Feb 1993, F hit window North Nowra 25/2/1997, a male, Wattle Flat Royal NP 3/2/2002 & there was one at Jamberoo Mountain (Illawarra) 12/2/2003. In fact about 40% of these southern records are for birds that have flown into windows and or found injured in house gardens or yards where they probably flew into windows.

So the Blaxland bird's presence is consistent with previous records for this species in south eastern NSW.

Alan Morris
Editor, NSW Bird Reports

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