Bristlebirds at Barren Grounds

To: "John Clifton-Everest" <>
Subject: Bristlebirds at Barren Grounds
From: "Vella" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 21:13:38 -0700
Hi John

> Regarding the Bristlebirds, we were struck by how poorly the pictures in
> the fieldguides (Slater and Slater, Pizzey and Knight, Simpson and Day -
> but not necessarily Morcombe, which we haven't yet acquired) represented
> what we saw.

They do so quite poorly also with the Western Bristlebird. It has a
beautiful scalloped effect to its pluamge, that one must see on a wild bird
or a very good photograph.


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