Pictorella Mannikin - any current Qld locales?

To: John Weigel <>
Subject: Pictorella Mannikin - any current Qld locales?
From: Lindsay Popple <>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:33:38 +0000
Hi John,

We found large numbers of Pictorella Mannikin (including many juveniles) at 
Chinaman Creek Dam just outside of Cloncurry in mid August.  So that could be 
another option for you.  Happy to provide more details.



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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