"Jill & Sue" <>
Noisy Pitta Behaviour
Russell Woodford <>
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:20:54 +1000
I heard a Noisy Pitta yesterday at Coffs Harbour Botanical Gardens. One of
the staff said that they are in the Melaleuca section during the winter.
They also winter at Bruxner Reserve just north of Coffs - and may be there
year round in the higher inland areas. I didn't get a chance to visit
Bruxner yesterday, but it is described well in FINDING AUSTRALIAN BIRDS
(Tim Dolby & Rohan Clarke's new book, which was my constant companion on a
quick trip from Geelong to Brisbane over the long weekend).
On 8 June 2014 12:28, Jill & Sue <> wrote:
> Having recently seen the Irrawong Noisy Pitta in the same area as in
> previous years we wonder whether there is anything known about this species
> migration / winter movements. A google search on 'behaviour' only yielded
> articles about it's observed behaviour and nesting / breeding behaviour.
> As the Irrawong bird (there seems to be only one) only appears in winter
> where has it come from etc? They don't seem to be great fliers. Obviously
> the one recently seen near Newington raises similar questions. Any clues?
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