Juvenile Dollarbird in Tasmania etc.

To: <>
Subject: Juvenile Dollarbird in Tasmania etc.
From: "Jenny Madeline" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:35:03 +1000
Just a belated report about a juvenile Dollarbird seen and photographed by
Hobart photographer Ian Robertson at Pieman Heads (mouth of the Pieman River
at the southern end of the Tarkine region in NW/W Tasmania) on 9 April.


Allan Ible and I met Ian and Carol Robertson on the Pieman River Cruise on 9
April.  After reboarding the Arcadia II following a lunch stop at Pieman
Heads, Ian showed Allan and me the photograph he had taken of a bird that
landed on a dead tree amongst some shacks - clearly a Dollarbird.


The sighting has been reported to Birdline Tasmania with a photograph
supplied by Ian.  I understand that there have been only a handful of
sightings in the past hundred years, with one reported to birdingaus in
March 2007 by Ian May (a juvenile seen at Scamander on the east coast).


Allan and I also managed to track down 6 Blue-winged Parrots on the Sealers
Springs Road, west of Smithton in NW Tasmania, on 7 April - a new bird for
both of us.  They were variously perched in a small row of Melaleuca
saplings in a paddock or flying about.  We watched them on and off (through
binoculars and a telescope) for about half an hour.


Jenny Madeline & Allan Ible


To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU