A few birds from Preston

Sightings within the local survey area for the period 1 Jun 2013 - 31 Aug 2013. The local survey area is a rectangular area extending from Kingsthorpe NW of Toowoomba to the Mt Whitestone/Fordsdale area SE of Helidon.

A few birds from Preston

Postby Frances B » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:25 pm

The following birds were recorded from Hell Hole, Preston 2/6/2013

Rose Robin
Yellow Robin
Lewins Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Bell Bird
Olive-backed Oriel
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Magpie
Crow
Noisy Minor
Kookaburra
Pied Currawong
Pheasant Coucal
Pied Butcherbird
Crested Pigeon
Pale-headed Rosella
Grey Shrike-Thrush
Striated Pardalote
Spotted Pardalote
Mistletoe bird
Whipbird
Golden Whistler
Rufus Whistler
Weebil
Varied Sittella
Silver Eye
Grey Fantail
Double-barred Finch
White-throated Treecreeper
Striated Thornbill
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Australian Wood Duck
Superb Fairy-Wren

I also heard what sounded like a Black-eared Cuckoo. Is it likely it could have been this cuckoo?[/list]
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Black-eared Cuckoo query

Postby Mick Atzeni » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:11 pm

Hi Frances

Thanks for your list. Here's a belated reply to your Black-eared Cuckoo query. Locally, they're rarely reported. We'd be lucky to average one record every two years. But in saying that, some odd inland species turned up this winter due to the drought, so no reason Black-eared Cuckoos wouldn't drift east too.

How familiar are you with this species and its call? What other species did you consider and why did you rule them out?

If any doubt, put this one down to experience.

Cheers
Mick
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