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Birdline Northern Territory

Birdline NT 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 Northern Territory is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Christopher Watson, Marc Gardner, Mark Carter, Mick Jerram, Peter Kyne and Tim Dolby.

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January 2020
Sun 26megamega Matsudaira's Storm-petrel
Casuarina Beach
Found by Mairi Walsh, washing around in the waves at the beach and handed it in. It has since died and will be given to the Darwin Museum. There are 2 possibilities i.e. Matsudaira's or Swinhoes and differentiating feature at this stage is the deep tail-fork (MSP). There seem to be a lack of white tail primaries visible on most MSP's (and actually on Swinhoes's to a degree also). Image Credits: Amanda Lilleyman, Christy Davies, John Rawsthorne eBird checklist Further information
Bird experts (per anon finder): Amanda Lilleyman, Christy Davies, John Rawsthorne 28/1 #244348
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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