Pictorella Mannikin - any current Qld locales?

To: John Weigel <>
Subject: Pictorella Mannikin - any current Qld locales?
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:30:58 +1000
Hi JOhn,
We had them recently - but in the Top End, not Qld.

They were about 5km along the Bullita Access Rd, north of Timber Creek.  
Probably too far out of you way, but that's where we saw them.

John Tongue
Devonport, Tas.

On 21/09/2014, at 5:07 PM, John Weigel <> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> My increasingly bogie-ish challenge to find is Pictorella Mannikin, which 
> I've missed once this year in Gulf country and twice in NT/WA. I don't have 
> any other outstanding northern breeding species, and down to only a 
> half-dozen breeding species continent-wide. For a bird that was so underfoot 
> two years ago, I'm at a loss to explain my lack of success in finding Pix. If 
> anyone has current sightings or knowledge of current sightings (this year 
> only please) anywhere in Queensland besides pet shops, please let me know. 
> Big final road-trip for the year begins tomorrow - a final long-range zig-zag 
> throughout many wonderful regions, with exciting prospects of my first Vic 
> Desert Neale Junction venture. Will report how I go.
> John Weigel 
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