Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 00:05:03 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, May 9, 2011 to Sunday, May 15, 2011:

Area: SA

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Location: Burrows Rd, Waikerie

Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus) (1) One bird seen and heard in my 
garden over two days.  Clear photograph taken for positive ID. Had not realised 
until yesterday that this was an unusual sighting in our State

Also saw a Noisy Friarbird in the same tree about 20 years ago.

Reported by: Peter Jacobs on Monday, May 9, 2011


Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Location: On road from Lake Eyre to William Creek

Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum) (20+) 

Flushed or saw over 20 cinnamon Quail-thrush along road between Lake Eyre and 
William Creek. Unusually large number, indicative of good conditions.

Reported by: David Kowalick on Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Location: Gawler Place, ADELAIDE CBD

Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis) (1) A dead female picked up from the 
pavement in Gawler Place, Adelaide CBD....unusual habitat !!!

Reported by: John Fennell on Friday, May 13, 2011


Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Location: Linear Park, Highbury SA

Regent Parrot (Polytelis anthopeplus) (1) 1 Male flew across Linear Park and 
perched on a dead tree before taking flight and heading up the Torrens Gorge.  
Seen from my back Patio at Highbury.  Never seen Regent Parrot in this area 
before. I thought this area is out of its normal range so it may have been an 
aviary escapee.

Reported by: Graham Crooks on Thursday, May 12, 2011


Date: Friday, May 13, 2011

Location: Whites Road Wetland, Bolivar

Regent Parrot (Polytelis anthopeplus) (1) Adult male bird seen well at several 
spots around reserve. It appeared to be spending an unnatural amount of time 
with Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrikes -every time they flushed it did to. Got good 
close views to determine whether any leg bands were evident -none were seen.

White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus) (2) Two adult birds seen well on 
north-western side of ponds. May have been another present.

A couple of other nice species for the location included at least two 
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, a Spotted Pardalote, a Cockatiel (origin?) and a 
female Golden Whistler -the former two were personal firsts at this location. 
Four raptors were also sighted; a Peregrine Falcon, an Australian Hobby, two 
Nankeen Kestrel and a Collared Sparrowhawk. There were also more than 65 Royal 
Spoonbills resting in the western-most large, shallow pond.

Reported by: Michael Wood on Friday, May 13, 2011


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