Eremaea Birdlines
Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline North Queensland

Birdline North Queensland 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. The coverage for the Birdline North Queensland site is from Bowen west to the Northern Territory border and north to the tip of Cape York Peninsula and includes all the offshore islands. We encourage any one with a long list of species to enter them into Eremaea eBird.

Birdline North Queensland is supported by BirdLife Northern Queensland and BirdLife Townsville and moderated by Len & Chris Ezzy and Peter Valentine.

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All reports are not necessarily confirmed and are published here to encourage others to confirm them.

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June 2016
Thu 30Square-tailed Kite
Herberton, in township
One quartering at tree-top height, as they do, this morning; seen very well. This is the third dry season out of five that I've seen this species in Herberton. (hard to see species: Moderator).
Don Franklin 30/6 #227885
Wed 29White-eared Monarch
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Observation location originally reported by Neil Bruce 3 weeks earlier and then Len and Chris Ezzy only 2 days ago. Single tail-less juvenile still present today. No sign of adults still remaining in the area.
Brendan Cook 29/6 #227884
Mon 27White-eared Monarch
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Uncommon in the Town Common Conservation Park area. We found two juvenile White-eared Monarchs feeding together in the Snaggy Creek mangroves past the locked vehicle-gate. Note that one bird had no tail feathers? Interesting to note also that Niel Bruce saw one adult White-eared Monarch in the same Snaggy Creek location 3 weeks earlier. Could an assumption be made here that the two juveniles that we saw be the offspring from a successful breeding in this location? These birds were not phased by our presence and after their initial curiosity waned, they went on about their feeding business as usual. eBird checklist
Len and Chris Ezzy 27/6 #227873
Fri 17Great-billed Heron, Little Kingfisher
Daintree River Boat Cruise
1 adult, a fledged juvenile heron. 2 kingfishers eBird checklist Further information
Greg Roberts 17/6 #227795
Mon 13White-streaked Honeyeater, Rufous Owl
Shiptons Flat
5-8 White-streaked Honeyeaters, 1 Rufous Owl flushed eBird checklist Further information
Greg Roberts 14/6 #227771
Whitre-eared Monarch
Cattana Wetlands, Yorkey's Knob area
Juvenile (confusingly marked) also present foraging in low foliage in same area as Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo.
Brett Taylor 13/6 #227768
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo
Cattana Wetlands, Yorkey's Knob area
Pointed out to me by another birder whose name I didn't get. Clearly observed at head height where it sat quietly for some time. Seen in trees on main track between the two large ponds. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera. Unusual location from what I gather.
Brett Taylor 13/6 #227767
Sun 12Sarus Crane, Black-throated Finch
Hurricane Road, Mt Carbine
2 Sarus Crane, 30+ Black-throated Finch at Daves Dam eBird checklist Further information
Greg Roberts 14/6 #227772
Fri 10Sarus Crane, Black-throated Finch
Hurricane Road near Mt Carbine
eBird checklist Further information
Greg Roberts 11/6 #227744
Sun 5Masked Owl, Sooty Owl, Double-eyed Fig-Parrot
Malanda Falls Conservation Park
Both Masked and Sooty owls calling. Fig-parrots also seen. (Masked Owl not commonly reported: Moderator). eBird checklist Further information
Greg Roberts 6/6 #227698
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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