Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 11 Jul 2011 01:30:42 +1000

Birdline South Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 10 Jul 2011.

Sat 9 Jul Intermediate Egret Whites Road Wetlands, Bolivar
Intermediate Egret (1) One bird seen well feeding on western shoreline of western-most pond. Neck about same length as body and line of gape did not extend past eye. About same size as white-faced heron. Noticeably smaller than great egret. Not a common bird in this region.
Michael Wood

Fri 8 Jul Rufous Songlark Camel Reserve & Lewiston Wetlands
Rufous Songlark (1) Bird seen well in Aunger Reserve section. Not often seen this far south and at this time of year. Posted in relation to recent interest in the species over-wintering in southern parts.
Michael Wood

Thu 30 Jun Black Honeyeater, Banded Whiteface Birdsville track - central section
Black Honeyeater (Certhionyx niger) (2) pair Banded Whiteface (Aphelocephala nigricincta) (4) 2 pairs in different locations
Peter Waanders

Eyrean Grasswren, Flock Bronzewing Birdsville track - central section
Eyrean Grasswren (Amytornis goyderi) (2) pair. Photos see link below (2011 album) Flock Bronzewing (Phaps histrionica) (200) several small flocks and one larger one of some 150 birds. Photos in 2011 album via link below.
Peter Waanders

Buff-banded Rail, Australian Spotted Crake Birdsville track - southern section
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (1) in flooded swamp. Photo see link below (2011 album) Australian Spotted Crake (Porzana fluminea) (1) in same flooded swamp
Peter Waanders

Wed 29 Jun Spotless Crake, Black-tailed Native-hen, Budgerigar, Gibberbird Birdsville track - northern section
Brolga (Grus rubicunda) (3) Near Mungerannie. Photos see 2011 album in link below. Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis) (1) in flooded swamp Black-tailed Native-hen (Gallinula ventralis) (few) quite a few in flooded swamp Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) (10s) frequent small flocks Gibberbird (Ashbyia lovensis) (2)
Peter Waanders

Grey Grasswren Birdsville track - northern section
Grey Grasswren (Amytornis barbatus) (8) at least 8, possibly more. Photo of 1 flying over water in 2011 album (link below)
Peter Waanders

Tue 28 Jun Gibberbird, Crimson Chat, Orange Chat Birdsville track - southern section
Crimson Chat (Epthianura tricolor) (few) Orange Chat (Epthianura aurifrons) (few) Gibberbird (Ashbyia lovensis) (4) 2 pairs. Photos see 2011 album in link below.
Peter Waanders

Black-breasted Buzzard, Black Falcon Birdsville track - southern section
Black-breasted Buzzard (Hamirostra melanosternon) (2) being mobbed by Wedge-tailed Eagle. Black Falcon (Falco subniger) (1) caught a mouse from the road.
Peter Waanders

Thick-billed Grasswren, Rufous Fieldwren Mt Lyndhurst Station
Thick-billed Grasswren (Amytornis textilis) (4) seen at close range, see 2011 album in link below. Rufous Fieldwren (Calamanthus campestris) (4)
Peter Waanders

Chestnut-breasted Whiteface, Cinnamon Quail-thrush Mt Lyndhurst Station
2 whitefaces foraging and singing. 4 Quail-thrush in family group. Photos see 2011 album in link below
Peter Waanders

Mon 27 Jun Short-tailed Grasswren Stokes Hill, Flinders Ranges
2 not far from the carpark. Photos see 2011 album in link below.
Peter Waanders

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