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“I saw many other birds in my month on Fair Isle, far rarer ones: I found a woodchat shrike, a streaky youngster with a grownup hooked bill, that should have been on the other side of Europe; I became adept at listening for the soft calls of common rosefinches, the blandest of birds with the beadiest of eyes; I knew where a buff-breasted sandpiper blown from North America roosted.”
“Examples are buff-breasted tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus mirandae), white-winged cotinga (Xipholena atropurpurea), seven-colored tanager (Tangara fastuosa), and yellow-faced siskin (Carduelis yarrellii).”
“Mergus Merganser (buff-breasted merganser or sheldrake), common on lakes and rivers.”
“The story also notes that blue manakin birds troupe together to perform for a single female, while male buff-breasted sandpipers flash their armpits to attract a mate.”
“One species, the buff-breasted sandpiper, is especially dependent on the eastern Rainwater Basin, with virtually all the world's "buffies," estimated at 20,000 to 30,000, stopping over to feed in the region's agricultural fields each spring.”
“Retiring as executive director of the bird index in 1981, he had the satisfaction of seeing it absorbed into the Australian Museum 13 years later, though a clear picture of the buff-breasted button quail has still to be obtained.”
“Restricted range and globally threatened birds present in Cape York Peninsula include the buff-breasted buttonquail (Turnix olivii EN), golden-shouldered parrot (Psephotus chrysopterygius EN), lovely fairywren (Malurus amabilis), white-streaked honeyeater (Trichodere cockerelli), and yellow-spotted honeyeater (Meliphaga notata).”
Looking for tweets for buff-breasted.