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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, Mick Jerram and Tim Dolby.

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November 2015
Thu 26Red Goshawk
Southern Kakadu Gateway
eBird checklist
Mick Jerram 26/11 #225630
Sun 22Dusky Moorhen
Katherine River
Another Dusky Moorhen found on the Katherine River for the year. This individual seen, wading with 1 Glossy Ibis halfway down the waterhole above Christie Rapids (sometimes called Galloping Jacks). ID was easy with direct size comparison with Glossy Ibis. Bird was once again juvenile as bill shield was a non-prominent dull olive green/brown. White under-tail feathers prominent when alarmed bird walked away twitching tail. Unfortunately, was on tour again and didn't have camera. Will return within the week if the rains don't come. eBird checklist
Mick Jerram 23/11 #225596
Mon 9Grey Wagtail (Nyrippi WTP Update)
Nyirrpi Sewerage Ponds
The Grey Wagtail that Richard Waring reported at the Nyirrpi Sewerage Ponds is still there. Quite tame, managed quite a few pics, but unable to download out here. Thanks to Richard for the heads up on this one. eBird checklist
Ian Davies and Felicity Hatton 10/11 #225461
Sun 8highlightPacific Baza
Backyard backing on to Alice Springs golf course
The bird moved around the backyard for the couple of hours that I was visiting friends whose garden it was in. At times It was being dive bombed by smaller birds. My friends saw the bird on and off in their garden for 3 days. eBird checklist
Jenny Purdie 14/11 #225501
Thu 5Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Knuckey Lagoons CR--Snipe Swamp
Observed 12 individuals. Actively feeding in low veg on muddy plain on right verge of depression. Birds left as small flock at about 1430 eBird checklist
Mick Jerram 6/11 #225415
highlightGray Wagtail
Nyirripi Sewage Ponds
bird walking along edge of ponds, then on concrete ridge of pond eBird checklist Further information
Richard Waring 6/11 #225414
Wed 4highlightFreckled duck
Mary Ann Dam, Tennant Creek
5 freckled ducks at the dam in the evening. Also a few shorebirds making use of the mud flats with falling water levels, including marsh, wood and sharp-tailed sandpipers. A small flock of 8 black-tailed godwit have been in residence for about a week now. eBird checklist
Jesse and Angela Carpenter 5/11 #225372
Sun 1highlightDusky Moorhen
Corroboree Billabong
Single bird photographed in the middle of the day - Google Maps Point -12.717579, 131.639420 eBird checklist Further information
Laurie Ross 1/11 #225292
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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