Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 16 Jan 2012 01:30:38 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 15 Jan 2012.

Thu 12 Jan Australian Little Bittern Tyto Wetlands
Australian Little Bittern (Ixobrychus dubius) came out of cover near hide about 9am after many contact calls between two or three birds.
Tony Ashton

Tue 10 Jan Pacific Golden Plover Ross River mouth, Townsville
Pacific Golden Plover (1) First Golden Plover we've seen on the mud flats here this year. Viewed from near the Benwell Road car parking bay closest to the Townsville Port gates.
Len & Chris Ezzy

Sun 8 Jan Black Breasted Buzzard Lake Mitchell
1 bird seen well while looking for Button quail with only two painted button quail seen
Adam A rnold

Sat 7 Jan Southern Cassowary Twin Falls, Mount Spec Road, Paluma Range
4:00pm Saturday 7th January:- One seemingly healthy adult Southern Cassowary observed walking along the bitumen Mount Spec Road, just about 100 metres down-hill side of Twin Falls. Stayed visible for a minute then walked off the road, disappearing into the rainforest.
Michael McDougall and Family (per Len Ezzy)

White-throated Nightjar, Shining Flycatcher Bolger Bay, Magnetic Is at 19°09'45'S 146°48'36'E
White-throated Nightjar (2) birds flush from vine thicket near pump station, dark birds, no white in wings or tail. (pm visit) Shining Flycatcher (1) am and pm
Ed Pierce

Beach Stone-curlew Cockle Bay
6am Beach Stone-curlew (1) am, flew off towards West Point
Ed Pierce

Fri 6 Jan Buff-breasted Button-quail Hills opposite Lake Mitchel
Male and female seen on the rocky slopes. the female seen on the ground briefly but well.
Rob Morris

Thu 5 Jan Pale-vented Bush-hen Keeper Court, Mount Louisa(Townsville)
5:40am Thursday 05 Jan 3012one Pale-vented Bush-hen spotted in residential yard in the south western end of Keeper Court, Mount Louisa - Private Residence.
Rob and Angus Luxon (per Len Ezzy)

Red-necked Crake Kingfisher Park
Ex views near the Crake Pool.
Rob Morris

Wed 4 Jan Bower's Shrike-thrush Mount Lewis
Several birds inc. young in the upland forests.
Rob Morris

Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher Mt Lewis
Several birds showing well in the foothills of Mt Lewis and also at Kingfisher Park
Rob Morris

Blue-faced Parrotfinch Mount Lewis
up to 20 birds in the high clearing
Rob Morris

Fri 30 Dec Possible Broad-billed Flycatcher Townsville Town Common CP
Broad-billed Flycatcher Bird noted in the Paperbarks, call was different so took notice, very broad bill, the eye ring was very white especilly the lower half and the tail was extensively graduated (The most obvious feature). The outer tail feathers of this brid were white. I would suggest that the bird was an immature specimen. Moderators note: This is a controversial sighting and requires confirmation.
Dezmond Wells

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