Unknown call, Wilson's Prom

To: Bill Stent <>, "" <>
Subject: Unknown call, Wilson's Prom
From: Greg and Val Clancy <>
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2015 04:55:59 +0000
Hi Bill,

We sometimes get winter records of the White-throated Nightjar on the New
South Wales north coast and I have had a breeding record in August but I
would be surprised if they over-wintered as far south as Victoria.  Maybe
they do!!!


Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife Guide
| PO Box 63 Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
| 02 6649 3153  | 0429 601 960

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Stent
Sent: Saturday, July 04, 2015 2:26 PM
Subject: Unknown call, Wilson's Prom

Hi all, I was camping at Roaring Meg on Monday night when a bird called. It
was about 2am, and cloudy, so it was dark. By the sound of it, the bird was
flying around the campsite. The call sounded a bit (actually quite a lot)
like Spotted Nightjars I've heard in the Big Desert, so I guessed it was a
White Throated, which would have been a tick. But - no see, no tick.

But aren't they a Summer visitor? Does anyone know if some of these birds
overwinter, and if not, what the bird could have been?

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