Birdline Australia Weekly Update

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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 01:30:09 +1000
Birdline Australia 

Published sightings for the week ending 14 Feb 2010.

Fri 12 Feb      Oriental Plover Price, South Australia 
About midday today there were 4 Oriental Plovers associating with a
flock of 63 Banded Lapwing in a heavily grazed stubble paddock 10 km
west of Price township SA. 
Ian May 

        White-browed Crake Byron Bay, New South Wales 
[Moderators Note: Bird seen at West Byron Sewage treatment plant/works
-this area is fenced off and access only available through an electronic
key, the council website has details for access see:]. 
Steve McBride and Kathy Wilk 

Mon 8 Feb       Possible Tawny Grassbird Macleod Morass, Bairnsdale,
Single bird seen foraging along edge of rank vegetation by pond.
Superficially similar to the locally common Little Grassbird, but
distinctly larger, with comparatively longer, graduated tail, held
cocked for much of time at about 45 degrees. Rich rufous crown and pale
eyebrow distinctive; grey-brown upper with darker streaking on mantle,
underside pale buffy-white, unmarked. Attached photo by Ken Sherring.
[Editorial note: confirmaion of this record is needed before being
accepted. If accepted this is the first record for Victoria.] 
EGBOC group (per Chris Healey) 

Mon 1 Feb       Red-necked Phalarope 28 nautical miles offshore WNW from
Weipa , Queensland 
I observed a single non breeding Red Necked Phalarope yesterday
approximately 28 nautical miles offshore WNW from Weipa. It was sitting
on the water feeding in a current line containing lots of floating
debris - weed, logs, coconuts, old netting, rope, thongs etc. Lots of
other marine life (fish, sea snakes etc) were also present.
Unfortunately before I could manage a photo, the bird flew off (roughly
towards the coast). 
Ben Bright 

Sat 23 Jan      Hooded Pitta Barrow Island, Western Australia 
On 23rd January a Hooded Pitta was found dead about 100m from the ocean
on Barrow Island, Western Australia. 
Per Nathan Waugh 


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