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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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May 2016
Sun 22Pale-headed Rosella
Shackell Place, Wanniassa
Single bird in my front yard early morning. Certainly an escapee. In company with an Eastern Rosella. Another observer in this suburb has recently reported it to COG Rarities Panel, from location a couple of hundred metres away
Sandra Henderson 22/5 #227565
Sun 15Crescent Honeyeater
Kambah Pool Reserve
In casuarinas beside the river at the beach. Feeding on flowering mistletoe. Total of 8 birds seen close together a couple of days ago (Friday 13), but one, possibly 2, in same area today lunchtime. The large number seen Friday is unusual for Canberra area, and first time I've seen the species at this site.
Sandra Henderson and Sue Lashko 15/5 #227499
Sat 14Crescent Honeyeater
Crozier circuit, Kambah
Spotted in the backyard on Saturday. We see this species most years at around this time. Interesting to see the reports from Kambah Pool Reserve which isn't that far away in a direct line.
Deb Callister-Carter 15/5 #227501
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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