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Interesting and unusual bird observations
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, Mick Jerram and Tim Dolby.

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

June 2016
Thu 23highlightStar Finch
Adelaide River bridge, Arnhem Highway
Whilst looking for Mangrove Golden Whistlers today I encountered a single male Star Finch, in between the field of rank grass and the river to the NE of the bridge. Several Mangrove GWs were alao observed.
James Dickson 23/6 #227839
Rufous owl
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
Single Rufous Owl spotted on the Rainforest Walk around 11am today with the remains of a flying fox still in its talons. Roosting in a tree overhanging the path, approx 30m before start of the boardwalk if you enter the walk from the entrance with an interpretive sign for a 'drumstick tree' at the start. (Apologies for the image flipped 90 degrees anti-clockwise - CBW)
Helenna Mihailou 23/6 #227833
Sat 18Rufous Owl
Buffalo Creek - Darwin
Waiting for sunrise within very thick rainforest vegetation, on the margins of a mangrove swamp a large adult Rufous Owl flew into a tree directly above my position. This bird was almost inquisitive and watched me for about 5 minutes before disappearing into very thick vegetation as the sun appeared.
Geoff Collis 18/6 #227811
Sat 11Freckled duck
Tennant Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
One Freckled duck with a flock of Hardhead.
Ian Jury 11/6 #227745
Fri 10Black Bittern
Howard Springs Nature Reserve
Single bird flushed from creek along rainforest walk. Flew into tree for good views. eBird checklist
Keith and Lindsay Fisher 10/6 #227739
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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