Eremaea Birdlines
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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June 2019
Fri 7highlightPurple Heron
South Point, Christmas Island
Single bird standing in the middle of South Point Road around midday.
Martin Schulz 10/6 #239631
Sun 2megamegaJavan Pond Heron
Parry Lagoons, Wyndham, WA
Pond Heron in non breeding plumage at birdhide at Parry Lagoon at 0715. The bird flew across lagoon to perch in clear view about 8 metres from the hide. It changed posture from presenting a front view to side view and departed after about five minutes a short distance away but obscured. Observed and photographed by several observers. The white wings were observable when in flight contrasting to the brown body. I have seen these frequently in South east Asia. Separation of Javan Pond Heron from Chinese Pond Heron can be tricky. This bird had neck streaks which were not distinctly white and dark. Legs are greenish yellow. There were no noticeable darker smudges on tips pf primaries. Moderators will no doubt comment.
Malcolm Turner 2/6 #239581
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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