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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, Marc Gardner, Mark Carter, Mick Jerram, Peter Kyne and Tim Dolby.

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November 2017
Sat 181 Black-tailed Native Hen, 3 Freckled Duck, 5 Dusky Moorhen, 1 Oriental Pratincole
Leach Lagoon
Native Hen uncommonly seen in Top End, continuing incursions of Dusky Moorhen and Freckled Duck into the Top End over 2017 also seen was 1 Oriental Pratincole. Photographs (ID Q) are available. Leach's Lagoon is a large area of swamp which has little surveying conducted on it. Its extensive plains offer numerous small waterholes, drainages and a large swamp as well as surrounding woodland. Very good habitat. Birds all seen early AM pre 1000. eBird checklist
Mick Jerram and Marc Gardner 18/11 #232815
Thu 9Dusky Moorhen
Victoria River at Buchanan Hwy (Dashwood Crossing)
1 Bird seen at crossing with a couple of Eurasian Coots and Pacific Black Ducks. eBird checklist
Mick Jerram 10/11 #232725
Fri 3partridge pigeon
old bynoe rd, livingstone
5 partridge pigeons on private property
michael Crosland 9/11 #232678

October 2017
Mon 30highlightRed-necked Phalarope
Mutitjulu Sewage Pond (restricted access)
First observed 30/10/17 afternoon riding the waves and feeding at choppy end of poo pond. Possibly same bird spotted at Alice Springs sewage ponds a few days ago. Photos available on eBird S40207809. eBird checklist
Holger Woyt 31/10 #232565
Sat 28Freckled Duck
Yulara Wastewater Treatment Plant
One female (?) together with a female Hardhead among more than 40 Grey Teals. The two were following each other around. Photos available on eBird. eBird checklist
Holger Woyt 31/10 #232566
Mon 23highlightDusky Moorhen
Weemol Springs, Central Arnhem
5 Sighted on 23rd and 24th, Weemol Springs is an extensive permanent body of water not far from Bulman community. Photos taken
Jan Cooke 5/11 #232640
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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