Noisy Pittas

To: "Chris Brandis" <>
Subject: Noisy Pittas
From: Allan Richardson <>
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 23:04:44 +1000
Hi Guys,

The altitudinal migrant thing is a bit odd in the Hunter Region - likely in the 
ranges to the north,  but it seems there is lower altitude breeding activity 
taking place in the absence of significant upland rainforest further south 
(colder upland forests in the south might be playing a part in availability of 
food resources for breeding cycles as well?).

On the mid-north coast there is significant sub-trapical rainforests a little 
higher up on the mountains than we have in the Hunter and certainly higher up 
than the forests south of the valley, such as the Watagans and beyond.

It will be interesting to see if low altitude breeding attempts are observed by 
birds in Sydney and beyond........... 


On 01/09/2013, at 5:44 PM, Chris Brandis wrote:

> Hi Allan
> There have been the odd sighting down in the Illawarra for years.
> A pair were seen on My Keira for several winter down to 1 last winter and 
> there is a pair in Blackbutt Forest, Shellharbour, at the moment.
> They always seem to be winter altitudinal migrants but summer records are 
> negligible.
> I even went around playing tapes a few years ago but got no response but 
> there is a lot of good rain forest on the escarpment that is not accessible.
> Cheers  Chris

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