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Birdline Victoria (Australia) 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.
  • Ground Cuckooshrike at Carwarp reported by Dan Ashdown & Rob Farnes on 21-10-2018
    Found 2 birds with Rob Farnes at 1040 this morning in bare wheat paddock on E side of Meridian Rd 1-2 km N of intersection of Carwarp Rd. Flew up into roadside trees and then over to W side. Will be subject to VORAC review.
  • Sulphur Crested Cockatoo at Corner of Carnochans and Bartys Rd, Myrtle Creek reported by Fred Booker Malcolm on 21-10-2018
    Two pink Sulphur Crested Cockatoos were seen at the corner of Carnochans and Bartys Rd at 10:30 on the 21st of October. While driving, both my passenger and I noticed a group of three cockatoos feeding on the ground. Two of the three had a pale pink colouring to their plumage with the exception of the crest. This was not a trick of the light, nor was it due to binocular colour fringing as we had seen them well with our own eyes. The two pink cockatoos were also well contrasted against the third, which was plain white. In addition, a bird was seen on the 8th of September with the same colourings on a property just off Sutton Grange Rd, south of yesterdays sighting. Similarly, the bird was surrounded by a flock of stock-standard white Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, and caught the attention of both observers as we were driving. The bird was observed both close and distantly, as well as in flight, though not photographed. My first thoughts were that the birds had been exposed to some kind of agricultural chemical, however the colour was incredibly uniformed and suggested pigmentation. Perhaps this is evidence of a rare gene allele for feather pigment in this population group? More photos are available on request.
  • Whimbrel at Snowy River Mouth reported by Jacquie and Len Axen on 22-10-2018
    Observed a lone Whimbrel feeding on a sand bar immediately to the east of the mouth of the Snowy River this morning while completing a 2020 Shorebird survey. An irregular visitor according to all published reports.
  • Scarlet Honeyeater at Dandenong Ranges National Park--Sherbrooke Forest reported by Rowan Mott on 21-10-2018
    Scarlet Honeyeaters seen at a few spots along Hillclimb Track below the Sherbrook Falls in the afternoon. Other notable birds included Large-billed Scrubwrens and Rose Robins.