Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 27 Dec 2010 01:30:21 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 26 Dec 2010.

Mon 20 Dec Fork-tailed Swift Tyto Wetlands
About 20 Fork-tailed Swifts widely strung out in small groups, flying high to southwest above the wetlands. Species rarely sighted over Tyto.
Tony Ashton

House Crow (update) Innisfail
I noticed that no-one has reported the recent House Crow seen in Innisfail for the last 7 weeks to this Birdline. I can confirm that this individual has not been seen at its regular haunt (Famishes Cafe in Innisfail) for the last few days. If anyone hopes to see this bird I would suggest that they first contact the cafe to check whether it is still around the area - it has been affectionately christened Claude by the locals & the cafe staff all know about it. I have attached a photo of Claude I took near the cafe about 2 weeks ago.
Martin Cachard with Adam Arnold & Mick Arnold

Fri 17 Dec Crested Shrike-tit Hasties Swamp, Atherton
One sighted and photographed - picture sighted. Whilst this species occurs in the woodlands south of Atherton in the Kaban region and has been recorded at Hasties previously it is by no means common. They have also been recorded on regular surveys of Prior's Creek in Atherton, on tall Eucalypts, which is only a few kilometers from Hasties Swamp.
Peter Hawkins per Keith Fisher

Mon 12 Jul Topknot Pigeon Paluma Township
2 Topknot Pigeons took flight from the park near the Rainforest Inn at the Paluma Township. A White-headed Pigeon, an Emerald Dove and many Satin Bowerbirds were also spotted at the same location.
Steve Bennett

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