Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
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Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:05:07 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, March 3, 2014 to Sunday, March 9, 2014:

Area: SA

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Location: Black Point

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii) (1) One bird was seen in full 
breeding plumage. I have been seeing a single one here every year since 2006 so 
am making a guess that it is the same one. It roosts with the flock of 
Red-necked Stint, but heads off by itself when it notices anyone, & despite my 
best efforts of crawling over sand & seaweed it will not allow me to get closer 
than about 10 metres to photograph it.( It was still there the next morning, so 
I don't think that I disturbed it any more than the people fishing & walking 
their dogs!) I am somewhat puzzled by the fine  black line which bisects the 
white forehead, which is not shown in any of the Field Guides I have. This is a 
characteristic of the Lesser, but 'my' bird is the Greater in every other 
respect, e.g.plumage & length of bill & legs. The latest Pizzey & Knight 
mentions that there are 3 races, so could this be the case for this bird? I 
will post 2 of the 16 photos which I have taken to show this.

Reported by: Margaret Tiller on Saturday, March 8, 2014


Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Location: Neston Avenue Plympton SA 5038

Barbary Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea) (2) Both seen within 50 metres of 
Gardner Street on power lines.

Reported by: Les Woods on Saturday, March 8, 2014


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