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PostSubject: Noisy pitta is back   Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:43 pm

Our beautiful little rainforest bird the Noisy pitta has made its presence obvious again , I don't know where it goes but it leaves us for a few months . Being a ground hopping bird it can't go too far . It usually breeds in nov. to jan.but with climate change maybe it will change that too.
It is such a lovely bird but quite shy and impossible to photograph.Here is a link.see 2 pages.

http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.graemechapman.com.au/catalogue/ausbirds3274/p/352001.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.graemechapman.com.au/cgi-bin/viewphotos.php%3Fc%3D400&usg=__rzLVaY5s8_ZL5_JnXJ8igqvO-qc=&h=235&w=360&sz=31&hl=en&start=14&sig2=D6UuTqe49dLBCFtnwy0jpQ&um=1&tbnid=w0Gluea0rqIv7M:&tbnh=79&tbnw=121&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dnoisy%2Bpitta%26hl%3Den%26cr%3DcountryAU%26sa%3DX%26um%3D1&ei=3hWJSpPQI4awtAOVxtidBw


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PostSubject: Re: Noisy pitta is back   Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:27 pm

Very cute Gwen.. Different Taste buds to me Ack Ack
It's does not look like a shy bird, I wonder if its like our cheeky Noisy Miners it eggs look very similar .. Interesting habits and nest too..

Is that where you got your name from scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy pitta is back   Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:19 pm

Yes thats. where I took my name from .....Below is a specimen that killed itself flying into one of our windows. We put it in the freezer and later it went to Townsville UNI where it was treated by a taxidermist and is now in a display of Rainforest birds.
















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PostSubject: Re: Noisy pitta is back   Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:19 pm

A very pretty bird Gwen and what a marvelous idea. I wish I had known JCU did that.

I know its sad Crying or Very sad We had that happen a lot in Townsville one a week at certain times of the year it was so bad one year I said the next house I get if on a big block will have to have Verandas and it did and we have had none flying into the house windows or glass doors here..

Having said that I found a Galah below one of the shed windows with a broken neck, there are three big sliding windows in that shed so there is plenty of light for the Inventor to work with only happened the once though..
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy pitta is back   Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:29 pm

ma I have full lenght veranda's 15 meters long on both sides of my house and I get plenty of birds hitting the windows , they mostly fly off again but not all.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy pitta is back   Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:55 pm

WOW!! What a fabulous bird, Gwen! I would have a ball if I took a trip up there, you wouldn't be able to pull my binoculars away from my eyes. Thanks for giving us that link.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy pitta is back   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:27 am

A beautiful bird, wish we had some like that down this way.

We get the occasional bird hit the windows, most fly away again. They have trouble in one of the buildings at the school that has big windows on both sides (and veranda on one), they often get birds in the classroom that come flying down the hill and through the windows on the veranda side to get to the trees in the rainforest area on the other side... sometimes they kill themselves on the windows or have trouble finding their way out of the classroom. They've tried quite a few things to try and stop it but short of removing the trees which where planted to cut out road noise they don't know what else to try.

Gwen, if you want to use a shorter link, at the top of the page where it says this - Below is the image at: www... etc. Click on that link then copy and paste that much shorter address on to the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy pitta is back   Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:33 am

Thanks everyone . I know I'm very lucky to have this environment as a home where I have 76 birds that I've catalogue on our 3 acre block.
Thanks Gail for the posting tip .
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy pitta is back   Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:23 am

Gwen, I've ticked over 100 birds in my bird book here. None as exotic as your Pitta, except maybe the Rainbow Bee-eater. Because we live on the edge of a forest we get the birds of the forest, the birds of the open plains, those that frequent gardens, plus water birds because of our dam. Oh, also those passing through like (wild green)budgerigars, a Noisy Friar bird, an Olive backed Oriole, a Currawong(refugee from the Black Saturday fires), a Rainbow Lorikeet, Diamond Firetails etc etc.. I love it when a new bird arrives. I'd love to see your list of birds, there would be so many that I'd be envious about.
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