Lyrebirds & Leaden Flycatchers

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Subject: Lyrebirds & Leaden Flycatchers
From: "Trevor Quested" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 07:42:07 +1100
On a New South Wales Field Ornithologist Club outing at Dharug NP, yesterday, we heard a Superb Lyrebird in full song and one bird it mimicked was a White-throated Nightjar. How nice. The birds are very tame. We strolled along behind a male for 10 minutes once.  No matter how many times I see this bird, it still looks terrific.  The light through the coloured lyre tail feathers was perfect.
Like all field outings, many field guides appear, and in the new Pizzey & Knight, the pictures of the Leaden & Satin Flycatchers show some differences.  The male birds show a difference on the breast where the black and white meet.  We saw several Leaden males,(or the same male several times) and couldn't see the difference.  On the female bird, we thought we could see the lighter colour below the eye. What about some bird bander input here?  Can you see it as Pizzey & Knight illustrate it?
We saw about 55 species of bird in and around Mill Creek picnic area.
Particular birds we did not see which I had hoped to show the group were Lewin Rail, Glossy-black Cockatoo, Brush Turkey, & Rock Warbler.
Trevor  & Annie Quested
Sydney,  Australia

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