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Subject: pitta
From: "ninderry" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 16:21:43 +1000
On Coochiemudlo Island in Moreton Bay last week a noisy pitta was observed
over two days in the front yard of the home of birder friend Kathy Haydon.
The pitta had been in the same spot for at least five weeks - a tiny though
well-bushed area. In that time, the bird did not venture from the
rainforest-like vegetation into the adjacent wallum woodland. It is
well-known that pittas in southeast Queensland leave the mountains to winter
in the lowlands, but it was thought they were nomadic. This record indicates
they will indeed spend some time in favoured spots.
Also on the island was a male satin flycatcher, an uncommon species in
southeast Queensland and unusually early, presumably on its way south.  
Greg Roberts 

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