Oriental Scops Owl - new bird for Australia

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Subject: Oriental Scops Owl - new bird for Australia
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:27:18 +1000
John Darnell of the Western Australian Museum has just informed me that an 
Oriental Scops Owl Otis sunia was seen alive but later found dead (now prepared 
as a specimen) aboard a supply ship operating in NW Australia between Barrow 
Island and the mainland on 12 May 2013. The ship was at all times in Australian 
waters and had not been near ships from over-seas. 
This species breeds in NE Asia with some populations migrating to SE Asia. Thus 
like the Forest Wagtail, it appears to be a reverse-migrant.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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