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May 2016
Sat 21Gouldian Finch
Karma Waters Station, Queensland
One single male Gouldian finch in a flock of about a dozen other finches made up of mostly black throated finches and 3 or 4 zebra finches
Amanda Coxon 23/5 #227585
Fri 6highlightRose-crowned Fruit Dove
Devonport, Tasmania
After a resident, Jon Pettersson, reported to Birdline-Aus what he thought was some sort of fruit dove, that report was passed along to me. We made contact with Jon who said he'd not seen it for some days, but would keep an eye out for it. On Fri 6th, he rang to say it was sitting quietly and very well hidden in his Holly bush. We went to look, and after some searching, located it in the Holly, just before it flew across the road into a partly bare Liquidamber tree. Some observations made and photos taken before it moved off - did not see whether it flew, or moved further into foliage. It had no leg bands, but enquiries are being made to see whether the provenance of this bird can be determined. Previous (rare) reports seem to have been from late April or early May. eBird checklist
John and Shirley Tongue 7/5 #227424
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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