Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 14:35:06 +0000
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, September 7, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015:

Area: SA

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Location: Cleland Conservation Park

Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) (2) 2 seen foraging beneath an Exocarpos in 
woodland beside the Beela Track just to the north of the antenna complex off 
Shurdington Rd. Both periodically flitted up into the Exocarpos but soon 
returned to the ground. One called occasionally, making a soft 'purring' noise.

Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) (2) 2 seen (1 male & 1 female) 
just to the south of the antenna complex and on the opposite side of the Beela 
Track. They were both flitting about and calling then the female remained on a 
perch and the male made numerous forays onto the ground. He returned several 
times to where the female was waiting and presented her with a series of 
caterpillars which she ate. One or other of them (not sure which) occasionally 
made a soft 'whe-oooo' call. Interesting courtship behaviour in action.

Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus) (1) Seen in bushland off  
Reynolds Drive along the Carro Track. 1 HE acting in a very agitated manner in 
the presence of 5 Grey Currawongs, one of which was hanging around a particular 
area which the Crescent HE was also frequenting. Got the impression there was 
probably a nest nearby which the Currawongs were threatening. Lots of noise and 
flying about!

Reported by: Ali Ben Kahn on Monday, September 7, 2015


Date: Monday, September 7, 2015

Location: On our Rockleigh property

White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos) (3) A small group of choughs, 
between 2 and 4 birds, is often seen in our creek line, which has plenty of 
water. Today 3 choughs were being shooed out of a tree by 3 annoying magpies. 
The choughs moved to the next tree, the magpies were satisfied, and promptly 
flew off.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Monday, September 7, 2015


Date: Friday, September 11, 2015

Location: private property adjoining western side of Hale Conservation Park

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (1) 1 bird scratching around in a 
vegie garden next to where I have some nesting geese.  It took flight once it 
managed to get through the chicken wire to hide in some fallen Eucalytpus 
obliqua limbs nearby.  I was quite surprised to see this bird here, with the 
only water closeby being an old bath which the geese use.

Reported by: Amanda Pearce on Friday, September 11, 2015


Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Location: Playford lake belair NP

Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) (20) little black cormorant

Feeding in sync, also there yesterday morning. Previous years sighing of 3 
only, resting on the posts

Reported by: Heather Connolly on Sunday, September 13, 2015


Area: WA

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Location: Lacepede Island off Kimberley coast WA

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) (1) Mother & Chick

Reported by: Gordon Pateman on Saturday, September 12, 2015


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