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Birdline Northern Territory

Birdline NT 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 Northern Territory is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Christopher Watson, Mark Carter, Mick Jerram and Tim Dolby.

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October 2016
Thu 13highlightAustralasian Shoveler
Alice Springs Waste Stabilisation Ponds
Great sighting by Birdlife group as reported by Pamela Keil on Facebook (Birdlife Central Australia). Pics are viewable on Tom Johnsons eBird report Breeding record is extraordinary for uncommon occurrences for this species eBird checklist Further information
Tom Johnson (entered by Mick Jerram) 13/10 #228844
Mon 10Little Friarbird
Mary Ann Dam, Tennant Creek
Further south than normal (Elliott), but a few interesting things generally turn up as the wet season approaches. Another Little Friarbird was at the wastewater treatment plant a few days earlier. eBird checklist
Jesse Carpenter 12/10 #228837
Mon 3highlightGreat Knot
Buffalo Creek Point
Flock of about 2500 Great Knots on sandy point at mouth of Buffalo Creek at 5:20pm. Fast incoming tide and unclear whether point will submerge at high tide (there is a reasonably high tide at 1940 tonight). If not, then the roost would be cut off from the mainland. Two Great Knots with leg tags - both right leg yellow above dark blue. With flock were Greater and Lesser Sand Plover (2 with legs tags; bird 1 left leg black above orange; bird 2 right leg yellow only), Red Knots, Bar-tailed Godwits, Crested and Whiskered Terns and Silver Gulls. eBird checklist
Michael Green 3/10 #228758
Sun 2Black-breasted Buzzard
Darwin Airport - Aviation Museum
Witnessed a Buzzard soaring overhead early this afternoon. Haven't seen this species in Darwin before. Was being harassed by a Magpie Lark. eBird checklist
James Dickson 2/10 #228739

September 2016
Fri 30Little Curlew
Longreach Waterhole (Elliot)
2 birds hanging out with a group Pelicans on shoreline of Longreach waterhole. Observed over 3 day period. eBird checklist
Tanya Hattingh & Jewel Ricardo 10/10 #228819
Thu 29Lesser Frigatebird
East Point, Darwin
seen at dusk (1838) while fishing from north side of East Point; clear white/pale markings on underside = female or juvenile; flying west about 100 m parallel to the coast and then out to sea; reasonable views in fading light; size similar to Pied Cormorant, but flying like a Marsh Tern eBird checklist
Michael Green 29/9 #228702
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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