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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, Mark Carter, Mick Jerram and Tim Dolby.

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

January 2017
Fri 13highlightUnknown Gull
Lee Point
There has been much discussion (and more photos) on Birdline NT Facebook and Australian Twitchers Facebook. Gull also seen at Stoke's Hill Wharf Darwin. As yet there is no consensus as to the ID.
Andrew Bell per Margaret Alcorn 14/1 #229802
Tue 10highlightRed Morph Pied Heron (Egretta picatta)
Fogg Dam
Rare sighting, although it was photographed about 2 weeks ago.
Janis Otto 10/1 #229765
Mon 9highlightChestnut breasted mannikin
Tennant Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
A pair of birds with a flock of zebra finches on the west side of the ponds.
IAN JURY 9/1 #229740

December 2016
Tue 20Firgatebird sp
Fannie Bay, NT
4 Frigatebirds gliding on the squally gusts provided by our current monsoonal system seen while walking to the shops about 150m inland at 6:15pm (not able to confirm species - lost behind trees!)
Garry Deering 20/12 #229568
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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