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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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April 2016
Sat 23highlightFranklin's Gull
Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility, Darwin, NT
On tip face with Silver Gulls. eBird checklist
Peter Kyne, Marc Gardner & Christy Davies 23/4 #227299
Thu 21highlightFranklin's Gull
Buffalo Creek
The Franklin's Gull was first noticed in amongst a mixed flock of Silver Gulls, Crested and Gull-billed Terns late in the afternoon. Then seen again the following morning along the beach a couple of hundred meters towards Lee Point. eBird checklist
David Lindo, Vanessa Palacios and Luke Paterson 26/4 #227337
Tue 12highlightBlack Bittern
Lajamanu, Hooker Creek
single bird, female, flew from western side of Tanami turnoff road to eastern side. Flew into a tree about half way up, then flew down to ground on opposite bank. Flew up into dense tree, then back to ground, then to trunk of another tree, then back across the road. Quite a few decent photos including out in the open, in flight eBird checklist Further information
Richard Waring 12/4 #227192
Sat 9Black Bittern
Victoria Highway between Timber Creek and Victoria River Roadhouse
Single bird, stalking the shallows in the shadows, flew into nearby tree, photos taken, female eBird checklist Further information
Richard Waring 11/4 #227182
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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