Singing Bushlark (not!)
Lawrie Conole <>
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 20:31:56 +1000
> It does makes me wonder about the Bushlark records for Victoria. The guides
> indicate that they should be reasonably common in western Victoria. Is this
> the case or are others making my mistake?
Some records might be in error. In my experience they're 'commonest' on the
> I wonder about the Yellow Thornbill records also. I have very few records
> of this species but they are shown in the Victorian Atlas as widespread
> across Victoria. Are they being mis-identified also? Well-seen they are
> quite distinct but often the arboreal Thornbills are hard to get good views
> of. What are your experiences?
YTs are indeed common & widespread. Their harsh little 'tzzzz' call is a dead
giveaway every time - even if visibility is poor. Similar to the Weebill
buzz, but much harsher and uttered more frequently.
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