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  • Pacific Black Duck

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Restless Flycatcher

    Restless Flycatcher.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australasian Grebe

    Australasian Grebe.   Photographer: Adam Higgins

  • Zebra Finch

    Zebra Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Red-kneed Dotterel

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Doug Castle

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  • Black-tailed Gull at Eastern end of Hartley St, Cairns, FNQ reported by Martin Cachard (Solar Whisper Wildlife Cruises) on 09-03-2018
    At about 9:45am on Friday of last week, I was fortunate enough to see a single Black-tailed Gull fly directly over me at about 50mtrs above ground. It came towards me from the east, continuing directly overhead, and then followed the same deliberate westward course directly above Hartley St. I tried to follow the gull in my car but unfortunately lost it. This gull was either a late 2nd year non-breeding immature, or an adult non-breeding. It had a clean white tail with a neat and thick black sub-terminal band, the head, entire underparts and underwings were clean white, except for dark wingtips. For those with access to HANZAB, see plate 29, opp p.480, Vol. 3. What I saw most resembled birds #2 and #5 on this plate. Because it flew directly overhead & did not change course at all as it flew away from me, it was impossible to see the upperside of the nape/collar. I found and photographed an imm Black-tailed Gull in Cairns on 01/04/13, the only other record of this species in this region that I am aware of.

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