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Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline South Australia

Birdline South 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 South Australia is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by David Harper, Margaret Alcorn and Paul Taylor.

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

January 2021
Sun 10Little Eagle (dark morph)
Near Balaklava
One Little Eagle flying over paddocks. Dark morphs are fairly rare on Adelaide Plains.
Paul Taylor 10/1 #259533
Fri 8Pacific Golden Plover
Tolderol Game Reserve
11 Pacific Golden Plover in Pond 4 at about 10 am
Elizabeth Macilwain & Bronwyn Mart 8/1 #259520
Wed 6highlightCommon Gull-billed Tern
Clinton CP
17 Common Gull-billed Terns roosting at high tide, a large number for this fairly rare bird in SA.
Paul Taylor and Graham Moore 6/1 #259509
Tue 5highlightTerek Sandpiper, Common Gull-billed Tern
Head of Gulf St. Vincent, Clinton CP.
8 Tereks roosting on a dead mangrove at high tide. A good number for this rare shorebird in SA. Also here were 5 Common Gull-billed Terns.
Paul Taylor and Mike Potter 5/1 #259505

December 2020
Tue 29Probable Australian White Ibis X Straw-necked Ibis hybrid
Near Port Wakefield
One juvenile probable hybrid with about 160 White Ibis. Ibis hybridisation rarely occurs, but a small number of cases have been recorded on Bird Island near Outer Harbour. (An adult seen a few years ago closely resembled the markings of this bird).
Paul Taylor 2/1 #259487
Thu 24Painted Button-quail
7 kms SW of Balaklava
3 or 4 Painted Button-quails flushed in a mallee scrub. Not often seen on the Adelaide Plains.
Paul Taylor 24/12 #259432
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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