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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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

January 2020
Sun 12Masked Owl
Mt Greville
It was following us up the gorge landing and perching , watching us with curiosity. We had great views.
Amanda Johnston 12/1 #244239
Sat 4Plum-headed Finch
Lake Samsonvale--Golds Scrub Lane
2 birds, loosely associating with Chestnut-breasted Mannikins in tall seeding grasses near the water's edge
Ivor Jones 5/1 #244175

December 2019
Fri 27Black Falcon
Girraween NP Stanthorpe
One Black Falcon observed harassing Australian Ravens as well as displaying. Other raptors seen on Junction Track walk : Aust' Hobby, Whistling Kite, 2nd yr. WBSE, Brown Falcon.
June Harris 27/12 #243108
Tue 24Gang-gang Cockatoo
6 Chancellor Street SHERWOOD Q 4075
Two pairs flew into my Sydney Blue Gum, at about 17:30hrs made bird calls among each of them (which alerted us to their presence!), cavorted on the branch/s, some tumbling together, for about 10 minutes, allowing identification confirmation by 2 observers against Field Guide to Australian Birds (Non-passerines) by Peter Slater at Plate 53 on page 109 and description page 358-9. I've seen these birds in Victoria, and in aviaries so I am aware/familiar with their appearance and their distinctive call. Birding friends have suggested that these birds are likely aviary escapees rather than bush-fire or climate change refugees Moderator note - added for locals to keep an eye out or if someone knows who has lost a couple of birds
John Charles Taylor 29/12 #243125
Brown Songlark
Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve
2 birds - one male with rich chocolate belly and chin. One female drabber, smaller with a chocolate belly. Load photo later.
Dez Wells 24/12 #243099
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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