Rainbow Pitta

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Subject: Rainbow Pitta
From: Savannah Hardy <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:04:31 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all,
I was meant to post the following on birdline but ran out of time and its a 
little late now, but
i thought i would post the sighting of Rainbow Pitta on here for those 
travelling out Kakadu direction.

On the longweekend just gone...10th June i saw the Rainbow Pitta....Usually i 
see Rainbow Pitta at Howard Springs in Darwin EVERY time i go there, but i was 
very happy to stumble across one on my own the other day.  We were travelling 
along the Old Jim jim r.d in kakadu area, heading towards Darwin
and we came to a body of water/river crossing which is the Sth Alligator river 
i believe its called.
We crossed over the river and parked on the right hand side.
On the right hand side, heading to Darwin direction, there is a stand of 
Bamboo. Running next to the Bamboo is a track
 that leads to a gate thats shut off with a broken wooden sign next to it.
I could hear the sound of something hopping along in the bamboo litter/leaf 
litter on the ground and suspected Rainbow Pitta.
I bent down and peered between the bamboo and there was a Rainbow pitta a few 
feet from me in a frozen pose staring at then kept hopping and
 i watched it dissapear...
I was rather excited to stumble across something so unexpected.
Just thought i would share the location with those heading out kakadu way that 
are going down the Old jim jim r.d. The road was in good condition too
at this time of year and the river crossing isn't that bad/deep at all...

kirri :D


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