Far North Queensland sightings

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Subject: Far North Queensland sightings
From: Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:55:50 +1000
Hi Folks,
Mt Lewis (2hrs NW of Cairns) has been turning up good birds over the last few days with 3 adult male Golden Bowerbird and two females in a fruiting fig-tree. We have posted some images of birds found this week on Mt. Lewis onto our weekly blog, they are an immature male Chowchilla, Crimson Rosella race /nigrescens /and//Grey Fantail race /Keasti/ onto our blog. We also have an image of a rufous morph Tawny Frogmouth race /phalaenoides/ which spent a day roosting on one of our neighbours Hills Hoist (washing line), spinning around and ignoring flapping sheets! This rufous morph is only known from the female of this race (info HANZAB). Over 100 Double-eyed Fig-Parrot were counted in a fig tree in Julatten, which had unripe green fruit on it, they must be very hungry to attempt to eat these bullet like fruit. Also on a nearby lagoon also in Julatten have been a pair of Cotton Pygmy-goose, a species which has declined in numbers and sightings in our region over the last few years.

Keith & Lindsay.

    Keith&  Lindsay Fisher
    Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge
    RN 6 Mt. Kooyong Road
    Julatten QLD 4871
    Ph : (07) 4094 1263
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