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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, Rohan Clarke and Tim Dolby.

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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

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November 2015
Tue 24megamegaGrey-Streaked Flycatcher
Cocos Keeling Island Home Island
Seen for the second day in an open tree in the middle of the small park at the start of the home island jetty. Trucks and motor bikes pass here all day. The islands are going through the annual caterpillar plague.
Geof Christie and Paul Newman 24/11 #225607
Sun 15megamegaOriental Honey-Buzzard
Lake Joondalup
Oriental Honey-Buzzard, Lake Joondalup
Frank O,Connor et al 16/11 #225531
Glossy ibis
Christmas Island Airport
Seen foraging near the runway to the NW of the terminal building in the presence of four egrets.
Hicks on Fergusson 16/11 #225524
Fri 13highlightDark-sided Flycatcher
Cocos keeling island West Island
Seen now for three days in the High School back garden feeding on caterpillars.
Geof and Pam 15/11 #225511

October 2015
Wed 28Regent Parrot
Kondinin-Hyden Rd, 12Km from Hyden
I was travelling eastward around 8.30am when I spotted a small flock (7 birds in all) flying across the road and fly eastward along the railway/treeline for a time. Nowhere to stop to try and photograph.
S. Plunkett 6/11 #225411
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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