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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.

February 2019
Sun 10megamegaPied Honeyeater
Corner of Naas and Apollo Roads
2 birds I could not id at the time but have since had them confirmed as 2 Female Pied Honeyeater. [Moderator's comment: This is the second ever record of this species in the ACT] eBird checklist
Shorty Westlin 11/2 #236786

January 2019
Sun 27Pink Robin
Yerrabi Walking Track
Brown robin, seen briefly but very clearly. Faintly speckled breast (young bird), very strongly coloured buff wing markings. Two members of group saw the bird and the wing markings. eBird checklist
sandra henderson 27/1 #236678
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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