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Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline Western Australia

Birdline Western Australia is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.

Birdline Western Australia is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Adrian Boyle, Nigel Jackett and Tim Dolby. Register for weekly email notifications.

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Moderators' Note

Please forward details on any sightings of Rock Parrots on Rottnest Island, including number of birds, location, time, date, presence/absence and colour of a band, to James Sansom at

Recent Sightings


Reports published in the past 30 hours.

April 2015
Mon 27Gull-billed Tern
Lake Austin (Cue)
Lake is full of water, with numerous swans, ducks, stilts and avocets.
Mark Stanley 28/4 #223103
Sun 26highlightScarlet-chested Parrot
Wondinong Station (72 km ENE of Mt Magnet)
Single male in mallee & mulga vegetation with spinifex understory. Other birds included: Bourke's Parrot (4+), Black-eared Cuckoo, Chestnut-breasted/Western Quail-thrush, Slaty-backed Thornbill, Redthroat, Crimson Chat, Orange Chat, Pied Honeyeater. Recent rain has many small water bodies, birds breeding (Banded Plovers with runners, Grey Teal and Pacific Ducks with young). Further information
Mark Stanley 28/4 #223102
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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