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

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January 2018
Thu 11Pale-vented Bush-hen
Chainman Creek (Victoria Hwy)
2 birds in thick grasses of woodland. Seen first by Marc as one bird appeared briefly. 2 birds enigmatically skulked in the grass close to the track, lightly calling. Worthwhile noting that the location is Savanna Woodland and no permanent water within about 6km (Katherine River). Woodland grasses include Speargrass (Sarga intrans), Kangaroo Grass (Themeda), Golden Beard Grass (Chrysopogon fallax) and Cockatoo Grass (Allteropsis semialata). The grasses as expected are thick and green with a lot of seeding occurring from wet-season grasses. Area is a sandy loam with small waterholes/swampy depressions which dont last too long without rain. eBird checklist
Marc Gardner, Laurie Ross, Mick Jerram 11/1 #233262
Wed 3highlightLarus Gull
Buffalo Creek Point
Bird continues to be seen at high tides on sand spit with other gulls and terns. This particular sighting between 0700-0930 eBird checklist Further information
Mick Jerram 4/1 #233208

December 2017
Sat 30megamegaLarus Gull
Buffalo Creek Point
Gull reported by Tim Robinson at Buffalo Ck. Possibly same one as Jan-Mar, with more mature plumage. eBird checklist Further information
Tim Robinson (entered by Mick Jerram) 31/12 #233167
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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