Can anybody help?
A friend has a natural native garden with a lot of leaf litter, heaps of
native bushes, eucalypts etc.
A recent visitor is a very active single bird, predominately dull brown,
maybe a whitish under-chin patch and a slight crest. Constantly on the move
scratching through/ turning over the leaves. Very secretive as it has been
seen in the open only fleetingly hence difficult to get a decent view. About
pigeon size, maybe slightly smaller. Voice is an active, melodious series of
cheeps, chirrups, squeaks rising and falling, really quite pleasant.
Location of this visitor is only one or two streets from the local golf
course where there are areas of thick scrub (probably strewn with my golf
balls) which in turn is bounded by natural bushland and heathlands.
Our best guess is a female Eastern Whipbird.
Any other suggestions?
Brian Lee, Vincentia, N.S.W.
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