Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update
Date: 10 Dec 2012 01:32:10 +1000

Birdline Western Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 9 Dec 2012.

Sun 9 Dec Fairy Tern Penguin Island, Western Australia
Four or five birds seen hanging around, near the Island end of the sand-spit.
Snez Plunkett

Sat 1 Dec Chinese Sparrowhawk West Island, Cocos-Keeling Islands
A juvenile was well photographed at the main swamp. Features visible in the photographs include the all dark outer primaries and the plain white underwing coverts.
Geof Christie and Pam Jones per Rohan Clarke

Mon 19 Nov Grey Wagtail Adele Island, Western Australia
A Grey Wagtail was observed over several days on a small sandbar several km to the north of Adele Island off the Kimberley coast.
Mike Carter et al.

Sun 18 Nov Island Monarch Browse Island, Western Australia
An adult Island Monarch was seen well and photographed at Browse Island off the Kimberley coast on the 18th November. This is the second record for Browse Island and the third for islands in proximity to the Kimberley coast.
Rohan Clarke et al.

Sun 11 Nov Pechora Pipit West Island, Ashmore Reef, Ashmore and Cartier Islands
A Pechora pipit was seen well and photographed on West Island, Ashmore Reef on the 11th November. This is the fourth record for Australia.
Rohan Clarke et al.

Kamchatka Leaf Warbler and Arctic Warbler West Island, Ashmore Reef, Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Australia's first documented Kamchatka Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus examinandus, was observed over several days at Ashmore Reef from the 11th November. A series of images plus sound recordings of its diagnostic contact call were obtained. Kamchatka Leaf Warbler is a recent (2008) split from Arctic Warbler, Phylloscopus borealis. We were therefore fortunate to also observe and photograph what we considered to be a more typical Arctic Warbler within about 50 m of the KL Warbler.
Rohan Clarke et al.

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