Pied Currawong on Cape York

Has anyone looked at the systematics of the Pied Currawong on the cape? I spent time watching them last week and their flight seemed (at least to me) more laborious than those farther south. Is this my imagination or have others noticed differences?

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A Tawny Frogmouth In My Backyard

I’m sure some of you lucky ones see Frogmouths regularly but when one pays me a visit at night at my home I’m astounded…


Chris Shaw seashore@internode.on.net +61 409 675912


After the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box. – Italian proverb

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Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 95, Issue 2

Hi Phil, Were the Chowchillas reacting to you ? Have had Buff Breasted Button quail flushed then fly high back over my Head to land ~ 50 m behind, twice, separate birds, not through tree branches though. Inland from you, next to a large dam alongside the main inland road. This was a predator escape . . . → Read More: Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 95, Issue 2


I think reacting to the other group as I was not unduly close. maybe the combination of us plus the problems with the other group proved too much! Usually they would scuttle away or fly low down very short distances, This was a very atypical behaviour. Phil Gregory oreornis@gmail.com ornithological writer/tour leader/tour facilitator Field Guides . . . → Read More: Chowchillas

Chowchillas odd behaviour

I had an odd thing happen Aug 30 at Lake Barrine- we walked towards where some Chowchillas were calling and suddenly 3 appeared flying quite high overhead and darting through some branches in a large tree maybe 15-20 m up; they may have doubled back round as they began calling again not too long . . . → Read More: Chowchillas odd behaviour