Eremaea Birdlines
Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland 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. The BSCQ region covers a large area from south of Ayr to the New South Wales Border and west to the Northern Territory border.

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland is supported by BirdLife Southern Queensland and moderated by Andy Jensen, Dezmond Wells, Rob Morris and Sandra Gallienne.

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Moderators' Note

The Moderators have adopted a 2 tier sightings system. All legitimate reports will be published,with some sightings which the Moderators consider to be unusual for rarity, distribution or timing being published as 'Highlights' on this page. The following link will appear after sighting submissions which contains information about the species of interest plus the Unusual Record Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included. We encourage any one with a long list of species to enter them into eBird Australia. The Atlas and list entry components of Eremaea Birds moved to a new site called eBird Australia on 1st February 2014. Birdlines will remain here. In the meantime for entering all your lists register with eBird at

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

August 2020
Tue 4highlightSwift parrot
Picnic Point, Toowoomba.
4 birds, probably more, foraging high in flowering eucalyptus in company with larger numbers of rainbow lorikeets, and small numbers of scaly breasted. Sized between the two, with prominent long tail, and blue and red head markings. eBird checklist
Doug Armstrong 4/8 #258442

July 2020
Sun 12Cotton Pygmy goose
Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)
Ivor Jones 12/7 #258304
Sat 11highlightLaughing Kookaburra albino
Carlton terrace Manly QLD
An Albino White coloured kookaburra was seen on the corner of Carlton Terrace and Cambridge Pde in Manly. I have three phots of the bird from my phone albeit at a distance . It was partnered with another standard coloured Laughing Kookaburra
Tim Denholm 11/7 #258298
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
Rare migrant
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