Rufous Songlark at Oxley Creek Common, Brisbane

Subject: Rufous Songlark at Oxley Creek Common, Brisbane
From: Peter Kyne <>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 12:37:15 +1000
Hi All,

On Friday morning (Sept 21st) Chris Sanderson and I observed 2 Rufous Songlark at Oxley Creek Common in Brisbane. This is the first record for the site and an uncommon bird in Brisbane. Also seen on the day was a single Latham's Snipe and a female Shoveler.

At the nearby Sherwood Arboretum, we recorded a Spectacled Monarch and a Shining Bronze-cuckoo on the southern island. The monarch is a new bird for Sherwood and the cuckoo represents the first record for some 11 years. Pacific Baza were also present and vocal. Water levels on the lakes are up with little exposed mud for crakes and no sign of the Spotless Crakes that were around over the winter.

Both of these sites continue to produce interesting birds for Brisbane, and are worth keeping a regular eye on over the Spring.

Cheers, Pete Kyne

Peter M. Kyne

PhD Candidate
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology
University of Queensland
St Lucia 4072 QLD
Ph: (07) 3365 2720 or 3365 2944
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