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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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July 2018
Tue 31Yellow-tailed black cockatoo
35 Faithfull Circuit Kambah ACT
A flock of 14 Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoos flew into a tree and stayed approximately 10 minutes. It looked as though they were eating the seed pods in the tree (unsure of tree type). They left after being harassed by the local Magpie-larks and Pied Currawongs. I don't often see Black-cocktatoos come through this area and have never seen such a large flock come into the suburbs.
Sharon Doyle 3/8 #235006
Sun 22Spotted Quail-thrush; Crested Shrike-tit
Namadgi National Park, Old Boboyan Road, ivo Hospital Creek Hut
Female Spotted Quail-thrush flushed from ground as I walked past, but then settled nearby, long enough to identify. Male Crested Shrike-tit attracted my attention due to the noise it was making ripping through bark on eucalyptus trees, approx 1.5 metres off the ground. Unfortunately was not able to get photos.
Sandy Collett 6/8 #235041
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
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Unusual habitat
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Interesting to you as observer (must be justified)
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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