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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 Peter Milburn.

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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.

April 2019
Mon 22Swift Parrot (13)
Molonglo Gorge
First heard then seen in flight. They did 3 laps of the car park and then landed in a tree where they began to feed. Confirmed by Alistair when he arrived about 15 minutes after we first observed them. eBird checklist
Liam Manderson 22/4 #238325
Sat 13highlightBlack Kite (11)
Macarthur Horse Paddocks
Single flock over Long Gully Road. Low-resolution photos from phone and still there 15 min later once got home for camera. Heading toward Mugga Lane tip. Observed a single bird over Jerrabomberra Grasslands this morning too. Perhaps attracted to the local area by all the backburning. eBird checklist
Liam Manderson 13/4 #238237
Wed 3Pied Butcherbird
Uriarra Crossing
A pair of Pied Butcherbird calling from the top of a poplar tree near the top of the steep climb out of Uriarra Crossing towards Uriarra Homestead. Tree was about 70m off the road across a paddock - 35°14'57.3"S 148°56'46.8"E.
Nick Payne 3/4 #238149
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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