Eremaea Birdlines
Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Birdline Central & Southern 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 BSCQ region covers a large area from south of Ayr to the New South Wales Border and west to the Northern Territory border.

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland is supported by BirdLife Southern Queensland and moderated by Andy Jensen, Dezmond Wells, Rob Morris and Sandra Gallienne.

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Moderators' Note

The Moderators have adopted a 2 tier sightings system. All legitimate reports will be published,with some sightings which the Moderators consider to be unusual for rarity, distribution or timing being published as 'Highlights' on this page. The following link will appear after sighting submissions which contains information about the species of interest plus the Unusual Record Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included. We encourage any one with a long list of species to enter them into eBird Australia. The Atlas and list entry components of Eremaea Birds moved to a new site called eBird Australia on 1st February 2014. Birdlines will remain here. In the meantime for entering all your lists register with eBird at

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

November 2019
Wed 20Beach stone-curlew
Beachfront Maaroom, Qld
As this is listed as 'nearly threatened' and I have never seen one, I thought I report it here. Photo is of one bird of a pair of Beach stone-curlew.
Erich Nussbaumer 20/11 #242851
Sat 16Grey Headed Honeyeater
Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary
At 7.00 am a pair of Grey headed Honeyeaters were flushed from a bush, mid way along the lagoon, and flew to the other side of the lagoon where they landed on a leafless branch in the water and proceeded to drink. After about 30 seconds they were chased off by some White Plumed Honeyeaters. We returned in the afternoon at 5:00pm towards the west end of the lagoon and were rewarded with 4 birds drinking while perched on sticks in the water. They only stayed for a short time before being harassed by the White Plumed Honeyeaters.
Peter Sawyer and Ron Sawyer 17/11 #242830
Mon 11White bellied cuckoo shrike, race robusta.
Taabinga Home, Kingaroy. Private, near golf course.
I have not seen this race, robusta, for 30 years, since 1 at Girraween in 1989. I assume a rare morph?
Douglas J Armstrong. 11/11 #242778
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
Rare migrant
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