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Birdline South Australia

Birdline South 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 South Australia is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Margaret Alcorn, Peter Waanders and Simon Starr.

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May 2018
Sat 19Superb Fairy-wren
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
2 family groups in coastal vegetation, including one male in breeding plumage. Uncommon on northern YP.
Paul Taylor 19/5 #234431
Wed 16Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Port Wakefield
One Fan-tailed Cuckoo on roadside 5 km east of the town.
Paul Taylor 16/5 #234401
Tue 8highlightBrown Honeyeater
Gluepot Reserve--Grasswren Walk
Photographed at grasswren hide/waterpoint between 3 & 4 pm 08/5/18. The many Spiney-cheeked Honeyeaters scared it off.
Alan Sharkey 10/5 #234357
Mon 7Gull-billed Tern
Largs Bay
1 adult still in breeding plumage flying north along the tideline eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 8/5 #234339
Fri 4Gull-billed Tern
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
21 Gull-billed roosting with Crested Terns, the most I've seen here.
Paul Taylor 4/5 #234307
Tue 1Striped Honeyeater
Point Sturt Peninsular
A single bird observed at very close range feeding in eucalyptus trees. Did not seem at all shy and allowed us excellent views. Pictures taken - see ebird checklist. We have seen many interesting and unusual birds here this autumn (maybe due to the dry conditions) including - Beautiful Firetail, Yellow-plumed Honeyeater, Eastern Spinebill and Yellow-faced Honeyeater. eBird checklist
Michaela and Simeon Doecke 1/5 #234284
Jacky Winter
8 km east of Balaklava
A pair near the Rocks Reserve. Uncommon on Adelaide Plains.
Paul Taylor 1/5 #234283

April 2018
Mon 30Barbary Dove
One flighty Barbary Dove that behaved like a feral bird.
Paul Taylor 30/4 #234279
Sun 29Australian Bustard
Pinkerton Plains, east of Mallala
One bustard (young female?) in a stubble paddock.
Paul Taylor 29/4 #234262
Blue-winged Parrot , Elegant Parrot
10 km SE of Bowmans
At least 30 Blue-winged Parrots, mainly immatures, with a few Elegant Parrots. In 2 small mallee scrubs on private property.
Paul Taylor 29/4 #234260
Black Falcon
Pasadena / Panorama
One adult overhead. Ascending Eden escarpment (west-east) from Adelaide plain.
Jim Allen 29/4 #234257
Thu 26Beautiful Firetail
Pt Sturt Rd--private property (restricted access)
Two or more birds calling and feeding in allocasuarina trees. eBird checklist
Michaela and Simeon Doecke 26/4 #234234
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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