Surprising Birds on the Atherton Tablelands

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Subject: Surprising Birds on the Atherton Tablelands
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 16:42:17 +1000
On Monday 18/06 a Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo was sighted at the Curtain Fig in Yungaburra. It was seen as close as four metres in good light. An adult bird. I was able to point out the field marks or lack there of to the guests who were with me and some other birders who were surprised to see it here; but not as surprised as me, I think.

Today, 20/06, Three Australian Shovellers at Hasties Swamp. One eclipse male and two female plumaged birds.

Just east of the Swamp on Hasties Road there were Blue-winged Kookaburra and Red-backed Kingfisher on adjacent spans of power line. There are many Little/ White-bellied Cuckoo-shrikes around at the moment and some of these are very dark.

Alan Gillanders

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