Brown Quail at Kata Tjuta October 17

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Subject: Brown Quail at Kata Tjuta October 17
From: AJ Knue <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 03:49:35 -0700
Hello Everyone-

I forgot one bird I thought I should have mentioned in my previous report- I 
had a Brown Quail on the Valley of the Winds trail, at Kata Tjuta where it 
begins the circular portion. I thought it was going to be a Stubble Quail, but 
it was mostly dark brown, strongly barred underneath (not streaked) and ran 
with it's neck outstreatched. It isn't shown on the range maps I have access 
to, so am not sure how often it occurs at Kata Tjuta.

Thanks, Alan

AJ Knue

Seattle, WA


> I just ended 3+ days at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and thought I 
> would post some highlights. We had some amazing weather with daytime highs 
> 19-23 C and a virtual lack of flies. Flowers were pretty abundant and 
> everything was green. Birds were likewise abundant. Masked Woodswallows were 
> present in the many hundreds if not thousands along the roadsides. Pied 
> Honeyeater was also everywhere- you could randomly stop anywhere and hear one 
> singing. Saw one Black Honeyeater this morning along the road near the 
> Cultural Center. Also found 2 singing Redthroats- one at the junction of the 
> road to Kata Tjuta and and the road to Kaltukatjura/ WA and another on the 
> Liru Walk about half way ro the Mala Walk. Other noteworthy birds- I had 
> several vocal Chiming Wedgebills at the Kata Tjuta Sunset Viewing area- one 
> gave me the opportunity to watch him at leisure while he foraged and sang; I 
> also had Black-chested Buzzard nearly everytime I visited the area around the 
> Cultural Center; and White-backed Swallows were nesting as close as 15 kms to 
> Yulara along the Lasseter HIghway.
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