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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

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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

Recent Sightings


Reports published in the past 30 hours.

May 2015
Sat 16Swift Parrot
Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve--Campbell Park
5 birds feeding in yellow box. Chased by noisy miners and pied currawongs
Brenton von Takach & Ross Crates 17/5 #223267
Sat 9White-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike (Dark Morph)
Adult Dark Morph. Significantly smaller and more contrasted than the BFCS I saw around the same time. Entire head, neck and upper breast were black. A few dark grey feathers on crown and chin. Lower breast white with black bars (on upper half of lower breast). Back quite contrasted: Upper back dark grey (darker than BFCS) with great contrast on secondaries (dark grey with white edge). My best observation of a Dark Morph so far! eBird checklist
Viv Rolland 10/5 #223205
Thu 7highlightBlue-winged Parrot
Arawang Homestead via Hake St Kambah 2902 (Private property)
Immature observed for one minute through binoculars at 10 metres. Very small dull green/grey parrot with pale yellow abdomen and conspicuous dark blue edge to wing
Ross Bennett 7/5 #223167
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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