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Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Birdline ACT 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. Observations interesting to you can also be reported, but please provide justification. If you have any questions, please contact the moderators. Good birding and thanks for contributing to Birdline ACT! You can follow Birdline ACT on the web, RSS and Twitter. We encourage you to register and enter full lists of the species you see at

Birdline Australian Capital Territory is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Alastair Smith and Frank Antram.

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Moderators' Note

Silver Gull Project Mark Carey is researching the seasonal movements and urbanisation of Silver Gulls in south-eastern Australia. He has a number of colour-banded Silver Gulls around Lake Burley Griffin. Please report all sightings of gulls with alphanumeric bands to or Twitter @silvergullproj

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

November 2015
Mon 30Crested Shrike-tit
Lake Ginninderra--John Knight Memorial Park
Seen on 29th and 30th (9.30am and 6.30am). On both occasions it was a lone male sitting on a fence between two of the townhouses on the northern side of the car park.
David Marshall 30/11 #225699
Tue 10Superb Parrot
Mount Rogers Reserve
One male spotted early morning on the north side - took me by surprise & my photo is not well focused
Jane Romeyn 11/11 #225474
Wed 4Satin Flycatcher
Tiwi Place, Waramanga
A single male Satin flycatcher present and calling using all typical calls. Moved from tree to tree through a cluster of four or five neighbouring properties in the street from early morning on Wed. 4 November, and continuously present over following days. Last heard calling mid Saturday morning 7 November.
Doug Laing 13/11 #225490
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Interesting to you as observer (must be justified)
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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