Unusual sightings

To: Bob Lake <>
Subject: Unusual sightings
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 09:20:01 +1100
On Sun, Oct 05, 2008 at 01:57:14PM +1030, Bob Lake wrote:
> Again, Guy Fawkes NP is well south of the marbled frogmouth's recorded
> range. Are there any other sightings of these birds this far south and,
> if so, are they extending their ranges? 

The NSW Handlist mentions sighting between Dorrigo & Taree but I believe
the ref below suggested older records south of the Clarence were probably
mis-identifications.  Its not hard to do. 20+ years ago, I convinced
myself a frogmouth I photographed south of Grafton was likely a Marbled
Frogmouth - the major doubt being inappropriate habitat.  When I took
the photo into the Australian Museum, sometime later I was corrected.
Much easier these days with a multiplicity of field guides, online images
& other info and the ease of passing digital images on to knowledgable


Corben, C. and Roberts, G. J. 1993. Some recent records of the Plumed
Frogmouth Podargus ocellatus plumiferus. Sunbird 23:61-72.

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