frigatebirds

For anyone interested, there is an article on frigatebirds in the latest NT Field Naturalists newsletter. In it Leilehua Yuen, an Hawaiian elder, gives an interesting cultural perspective on the bird.

Regards

Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow Ph.D. PO Box 71 Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841 043 8650 835

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Vanishing night parrots in WA

In a couple of newspaper stories I’ve revealed that a Night Parrot in Western Australia disappeared after it was caught and fitted with a radio transmitter, and that its mate also vanished subsequently. Can these interventions be justified? More here:

sunshinecoastbirds.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/second-night-parrot-disappears.html

sunshinecoastbirds.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/captured-night-parrot-disappears-in-wa.html

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BoP identification

Late to this thread, but having some interest in this topic the photo looks like a Red Bird of Paradise, presumably an immature male as it has those head bumps.They can take up to 5 years to get into adult plumage. The species is endemic to just two West Papuan islands, Waigeo and Batanta. Trade . . . → Read More: BoP identification

Not so Little Shrike-thrush

Resending with typos fixed, how I hate autocorrect! The latest review of the complex systematics of Little Shrike-thrush confirms what some of us have long thought, that the pale NT and WA birds are Arafura Shrike-thrush, and the rusty east coast birds are Rufous Shrike-thrush ( long-established Clements name of course). You also get 5 . . . → Read More: Not so Little Shrike-thrush

Two species of Not so Little Shrike-thrush in Australia

The latest review of the complex systematics of Little Shrike-thrush conforms what some of us have long thought, that the pale NT and WA birds are Arafura Shrike-thrush, and the rusty east era birds ar Rufous Shrike-thrush I( long-established Clements name of course). You also get 5 more from New Guinea, so hope you kept . . . → Read More: Two species of Not so Little Shrike-thrush in Australia