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Birdline Victoria

Birdline Victoria (Australia) 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.

Birdline Victoria is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Michael Ramsey , Scott Baker and Simon Starr.

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Moderators' Note

We will publish reports of birds that are rare or unusual, 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.

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

May 2023
Wed 17Swift Parrot
cnr. South German Track and Weedon Track (Muckleford State Forest)
A flock of ~12 seen this evening (5pm) - flying north. Light flowering of Yellow Gum at present.
Geoff Park 17/5 #269290
Tue 9highlightSpangled Drongo
Karbeethong Jetty, Mallacoota
Three different birds seen once all three together eBird checklist
martin butterfield 9/5 #269266
Sat 6Spotted Nightjar
One bird observed perched and then flying. Late record for here. During daytime recorded 1+ Swift Parrots on flowering Grey Box.
Doug Robinson 7/5 #269251
Fri 5Swift Parrot
Melton Civic Centre
At least one Swift Parrot heard, flying over civic centre heading south.
Lawrie Conole 5/5 #269244
Tue 2Southern Boobook
Brighton East
The owl was perched on the telegraph wire outside my house at about 8.30pm. I watched it for several minutes. It was sitting very still looking down at me until it was disturbed by opening garage door.
Sue Davies 3/5 #269232
Powerful Owl
Carlton Gardens
Powerful owl spotted sitting atop temporary fencing in the park in Carlton on a quiet weeknight, at eye level along a pathway. Was quite surprised that my first sighting of this huge bird was just outside the CBD. Owl was tolerant of my presence within metres.
Tom V 3/5 #269231
Mon 1Superb Parrot
Have been observing a blue/grey mutation princes parrot for several years. Suspect it's an escapee but it's distinctive call has attracted a female Superb parrot. Have been watching and hearing this parrot daily for weeks and there's no doubt it's a Superb. Have also observed this superb flying with another similar bird I believe might be another female. I believe there's also a caged princes (or similar) nearby which also calls and might be attracting the female Superb. Observed the Superb doing a tail fan display. Beautiful yellow colour (mating display?). Also the calls are a very loud high pitched queet queet sound which is different to any recordings I can find on line. The Superb frequents the tall trees around Riverside ave and Washington Park, West Mildura. First Superb I've seen. Have seen plenty of Regents (as in other polytelis) but never in town. Moderators note: is possible these are also escaped birds, but can't rule out wild birds following the rivers following the major flooding
Garry Deale 4/5 #269235
Powerful Owl
Lucerne Crescent, Alphington
Heard just before midnight. Calling for about 20 minutes. Recording added to eBird Checkist.
Andrius Lipsys per Andrew Hogg 2/5 #269229
Difficult to find/ hard to see
Early arrival or late departure
Interesting behaviour
High/low numbers
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Outlying population
Repeat report of highlights
Of general interest to birders
Outside normal range/irruption
Exceptional number
Repeat report of megas
Rare vagrant Australia or Victoria
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