Rainbow Pittas etc

Hi all, 

I will be lecturing on a Viking cruise ship that stops in Cairns on 26 October, Thursday Island on 28 October and Darwin on 31 October. I have not been to Cairns or Darwin since my grad study days in 1973(!), and I have never been to Thursday Island. 

I . . . → Read More: Rainbow Pittas etc

Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 107, Issue 11

re birding TI area Hi Ron Depending on your access birding is wonderful at Seisa especially in the rainforest. Check out ebird for Seisa and the area. About 8 yrs since I was there. Good luck Joan Wharton

On Sat, Oct 1, 2022 at 2:01 AM <birding-aus-request@birding-aus.org> wrote:

Send Birding-Aus mailing list submissions to . . . → Read More: Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 107, Issue 11

Question re Currawongs

Do Pied Currawongs continually nest in the same nest each year (like our resident magpies) or do they make a new nest each year ?

I sent the above message Wed afternoon and got a reply to ‘join the mailing list’ of which I have been a member for many years

Birding-Aus mailing list . . . → Read More: Question re Currawongs

Question …

Do Pied Currawongs continually nest in the same nest each year (like our resident magpies) or do they make a new nest each year ?

Judith Lattawy

Birding-Aus mailing list Birding-Aus@birding-aus.org To change settings or unsubscribe visit: birding-aus.org/mailman/listinfo/birding-aus_birding-aus.org

Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 107, Issue 8

I think somewhere along the way I heard that it’s teaching the chick in the egg to sing. This is why surrogate mother of are diff species are not good because they don’t teach the right song.

Sent from my iPhone

> On 28 Sep 2022, at 2:01 am, birding-aus-request@birding-aus.org wrote: > > Send . . . → Read More: Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 107, Issue 8

Magpies singing at night

I have been asked to post this question: 'I gave a talk at my local library on Bird Watching. I was asked 'Why do Magpies sing at night?' I did not know. Does anyone know? David Robertson Adelaide Peter Shute

Current taxonomy – spreadsheet?

Does anyone have a spreadsheet with the current taxonomy, limited to Australian birds? I'm still using C&B 2008 and should get around to working out my splits/lumps with something more recent. Warm regards, Alistair

Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, September 12, 2022 to Sunday, September 18, 2022:

Area: SA

Location: Ridley CP

Mulga Parrot (Psephotus varius) (1) This is the correct ID of the bird seen at Ridley CP.. It was previously reported (incorrectly) as an Orange-bellied Parrot. My apologies . . . → Read More: Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

Blue-faced honeyeaters in NW Sydney

Hi all,

 

For the first time in my 22 years in Schofields between Blacktown, the Hawkesbury, and the Hills) we have Blue-faced honey eaters here. There are just three of them, but they’ve been here a few weeks now.

 

Is their range extending, or would likely these . . . → Read More: Blue-faced honeyeaters in NW Sydney

’s Gap

I’ve had quite a good time in the Alice area so far. I dipped on the Emu-wren yesterday at Ellery Creek (spinifex too burnt), but today I found Grey Honeyeater at the mulga site down the turn near Kunoth Well and this afternoon Golden-backed Honeyeater at Simpson’s Gap . This last was unexpected, I hadn’t . . . → Read More: ’s Gap