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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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.

November 2019
Mon 11White bellied cuckoo shrike, race robusta.
Taabinga Home, Kingaroy. Private, near golf course.
I have not seen this race, robusta, for 30 years, since 1 at Girraween in 1989. I assume a rare morph?
Douglas J Armstrong. 11/11 #242778
Fri 8Red-backed Buttonquail
Fig Tree Pocket - private property
eBird checklist
Sylvia Alexander 9/11 #242747
Sun 3Bourke Parrot
Bowra Wildlife Reserve
A flock of 17 Bourke Parrots feeding in close proximity in the Western Paddock.
Ron Sawyer, Peter Sawyer 3/11 #242689

October 2019
Tue 29Juvenille Nankeen night heron x2
Our back yard in suburban Strathpine
We were gardening when all of a sudden there was such a comotion in our paperbark tree, noisy miners,currawongs, magpies and even blue face honeyeaters all tormenting something at we looked,thought tree snake but no, was this night heron. It flew off after an hour ,but was another one too. So two birds.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor 30/10 #241649
Wed 16Glossy Black Cockatoo's
Montserrat Lookout
Nine birds feeding on Casuarina's on the mountain slope.
Amanda Johnston 17/10 #241523
Sun 13Cotton Pygmy geese
Old Cove Road, dam at -26.9304326, 152.7723008, Woodford
A pair on a small private dam, with 4 Glossy ibis on muddy bank.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor 14/10 #241491
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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