Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

To: <>
Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
From: "Eremaea Birds" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 01:30:37 +1000
Birdline North Queensland 

Published sightings for the week ending 20 Jun 2010.

Sun 20 Jun      Orange-footed Scrubfowl Townsville Town Common
Conservation Park 
(1). in drying lagoon bed off the service track passed Jacana hide. 
Ed Pierce 

Sat 12 Jun      Painted Honeyeater White Mountains National Park 
Near Telstra Tower on Flinders Highway, on the boundary of the Shires of
Dalrymple and Flinders, between Pentland and Torrens Creek. 
Janet Robino and Barbara Reidy 

        Pictorella Mannikin Moorrinya National Park 
Townsville Region Bird Observers Club (TRBOC) held their Queens Birthday
long week end campout at Moorrinya National Park (80km soth of the town
of Torrens Creek or about 110km SE of Hughenden). 11 Atlas surveys were
undertaken on the park over 3 days with Pictorella Mannikins being
recorded at 4 sites... generally in good numbers and generally in the
company of Plum-head Finches. After a good wet season, granivors in
general now have great choice of diet. We appear to be witnessing a
general extension of thier previously accepted distribution range?
(Access Note:- Recent regulated Access Restrictions have been applied to
most areas on Moorrinya NP.) 
TRBOC (per Len Ezzy) 

Sun 6 Jun       Black-chinned Honeyeater Kelso, along the upper Bohle
On the 1st June three Black-chinned Honeyeaters were feeding in
eucalypts along the upper Bohle River in Kelso and then on the 6th a
single immature Black-chinned Honeyeater was seen (close to where the
original sighting was made). I checked my records and in 2007 and 2008,
in June each time, I recorded the species in the same location (between
my home and the river). I did not record them in June 2009 but that may
have been because I was not at home so much. All the birds were clearly
seen. I have only recorded them in Townsville during June. 
Peter Valentine 

Tue 1 Jun       Spotted Whistling-Duck NW of Coen, Cape York 
Spotted Whistling-Duck (2 + 10 ducklings) on lagoon on Coen River in
front of old Rokeby Homestead, 100km NW of Coen. 
Mungkan Kanja BA survey group per John Seale 


Birdline North Queensland is sponsored by Birds Australia North
Queensland <>  and Townsville Region
Bird Observers Club <>  and co-ordinated and
hosted by Eremaea Birds <> .

To unsubscribe from this mailing list, 
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU