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Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Birdline ACT 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. Observations interesting to you can also be reported, but please provide justification. If you have any questions, please contact the moderators. Good birding and thanks for contributing to Birdline ACT! You can follow Birdline ACT on the web, RSS and Twitter. We encourage you to register and enter full lists of the species you see at

Birdline Australian Capital Territory is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Alastair Smith and Peter Milburn.

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Moderators' Note

Silver Gull Project Mark Carey is researching the seasonal movements and urbanisation of Silver Gulls in south-eastern Australia. He has a number of colour-banded Silver Gulls around Lake Burley Griffin. Please report all sightings of gulls with alphanumeric bands to or Twitter @silvergullproj

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

June 2018
Sun 10Pied Butcherbird
Hall Cemetery
Bird seen on edge of woodland adjoining chicken farm. Typical black hood and white neck band all way round.
Marnix Zwankhuizen 10/6 #234582

May 2018
Thu 31megamegaYellow-plumed Honeyeater
Hall TSR (road reserve)
Yellow-plumed Honeyeaters (at least two) were seen by the road just inside the ACT border. They were in a flock dominated by Yellow-faced, White-naped and Fuscous Honeyeaters with a few White-eared and White Plumed Honeyeaters present. The Yellow-plumed Honeyeaters would seem to be out of range and outside there preferred mallee habitat. [Moderator's note: This species has never previously been reported in the ACT]
Matthew Stanton 6/6 #234554
Fri 25highlightGrey Goshawk
Duffy St, Ainslie
Male on size, white morph, flew into large Yellow Box in neighbour's yard, pursued by large numbers of Noisy Miners and other birds, left after a few minutes. Photo by Prue Buckley eBird checklist
Steve Holliday 25/5 #234461
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Interesting to you as observer (must be justified)
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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