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Interesting and unusual bird observations
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, Mark Carter, Mick Jerram, Peter Kyne and Tim Dolby.

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October 2017
Mon 16highlightGrey Honeyeater
Alice Springs Desert Park
Peter Nunn 16/10 #232316
Sun 15highlightRed Necked Pharlarope
Alice Springs Sewage Ponds
Bird noted by visitor and brought to my attention, the eye patch could only be Phalarope, black curving stripe through eye, small mostly white bird with brown wing feathers, needle like beak, behaviour was circling and dipping beak in water. No call noted
Pam Walker 16/10 #232317
highlightRed-necked Phalarope
Alice Springs Sewage Ponds
First spotted by Pam Walker and Jane and Kevin from Woodonga yesterday morning. Swimming around in the second pond on the left from the gate.
Lisa Nunn 16/10 #232315
Sat 7Black Swan
McMinns Lagoon
Single bird seen amongst reeds in middle of lagoon
Russ Lamb 7/10 #232177

September 2017
Fri 29Dusky Moorhen
Fogg Dam wall
Single juv. bird close to dam road only 50m from start
Russ Lamb & Maria Dam 29/9 #232061
Mon 25Dusky Moorhen, Black Bittern, Australian Bustard.
Kakadu National Park--Yellow Water
2 non-breeding dusky moorhen were observed and photographed feeding along the bank. They are rare in the top end. A black bittern was spotted in a clump of pandanus and a bustard was seen about 500 metres into the floodplain.
Indra Bone 25/9 #231987
Thu 21Princess Parrot
Mt Mein, -23.585143 129.312093
A single bird sighted in desert oak and spinifex scrub
Stephen & Glenda Bushell 8/10 #232183
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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