RFI Cue - Mt Magnet, WA
Frank O'Connor <>
Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:51:06 +0800
A couple of days might be pushing it, as Cue is 650km from Perth. Four days
would be better.
Western Bowerbird - There is a bower at Nallan Station. Contact them if you
wish to go there. They are very helpful. But you would have a reasonable
chance of seeing it around the town of Mt Magnet and at The Granites just
north of Mt Magnet. They are at Walga Rock west of Cue.
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush - This is reasonably common in the mulga
around Cue. Especially areas with blue bush scattered around. See my web
site. Nallan Station, just east of Cue off the Sandstone Road and the road
to Walga Rock. Has been reported at The Granites and at the golf course in
Mt Magnet but I haven't seen it there. Learn the call. You can often hear
the high pitched whistle well before you see the bird.
Grey Honeyeater - The road south of Payne's Find towards Beacon. A good
chance where there is Acacia minirichi, a mulga with a reddish trunk and
stringy bark. See my web site. It is a chance on Nallan Station but I have
only seen it there twice. Learn the call. They hardly call, but the call
is easily recognised and can be a good way to locate them.
Slaty-backed Thornbill - A good chance in similar areas to the CBQT.
Identify it by call. Chestnut-rumped Thornbill is very common. They can
often associate as mixed flocks of thornbills (CRT, YRT, IT, SBT and
Southern Whiteface). It has been seen along the road east of Payne's Find
towards Sandstone, but I haven't seen it there. It has been reported at The
Other species that may be of interest are :
Banded Whiteface - This is a very good chance just west of Cue. See my web
Bourke's Parrot - Fairly common on Nallan Station, and a chance at the CBQT
Orange Chat - A chance south of Payne's Find near the lakes.
Frank O'Connor Birding WA http://birdingwa.iinet.net.au
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