Javan pond heron attracts many Australian birdwatchers


Javan pond heron

From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

Javan Pond Heron has Twitchers in a Flap

Last Update: Friday, March 16, 2007

By Anna Daniels

A winged creature from Indonesia has bird-lovers in a flap!

The Javan Pond-Heron blew in from Indonesia with Cyclone George and has now taken up residency in Darwin’s northern suburbs.

News of his arrival spread quickly with ‘twitchers’ from all corners of Australia flying in to catch a glimpse.

Sheryl Keates, from the Northern Territory Field Naturalists Club, was one of the first spotters on the scene.

“Many people have come to see this bird. People have been from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Broome-you name it they’ve been here and they’re still coming,” she said.

See also here.

Grey herons: here.

Darwin harbour ecology: here.

Rufous treecreeper in Western Australia: here.

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