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Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline Western Australia

Birdline Western 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 Western Australia is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Adrian Boyle, Nigel Jackett, Rohan Clarke and Tim Dolby.

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Moderators' Note

Please forward details on any sightings of Rock Parrots on Rottnest Island, including number of birds, location, time, date, presence/absence and colour of a band, to James Sansom at

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December 2018
Mon 3highlightEurasian Curlew
Point Douro, Australind
Single Eurasian Curlew in presence of a single Eastern Curlew and a single Whimbrel, with the Eurasian being smaller than the Eastern and having a shorter bill and being larger than the Whimbrel. Previously recorded on Ebird at this site. Photos attached are not good due to large crop and not set up for birds in flight but clearly indicate white back, white rump and white under wing. eBird checklist
Barry Deacon 4/12 #236276

November 2018
Sun 18megamegaPurple Heron
Violet Creek, Carnarvon
Bird no recognised when photo taken but on reviewing on screen it was pretty obvious it wasn't the White-faced Heron I thought it was. Went back later that day hoping to find it again but no show. Seen and photographed again today, 19th Nov. Appears to be a sub-adult as plumage characteristics are not as full adult and certainly not a juvenile. This bird is residing in saline/mangrove habitat, not the norm for a freshwater specialist.
Les George 19/11 #236177
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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