Flinders Rangers Trip Report

To: David & Sue Harper <>
Subject: Flinders Rangers Trip Report
From: John Reidy <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 21:30:28 +1000
Hi David,
When I saw the Whitei race of Striated Grasswren in the Chichester- Millstream
National Park inland from Karratha in WA it was making a churring noise most
unlike the BOCA tape of the Striated and calls (admittedly limited). It
responded to a squeaking noise that I made (along with Variegated Wrens and
very yellow Weebills). This race may well (my prediction only) be split in the
Happy birding,

David & Sue Harper wrote:

> Hi John and Birding-aussers,
>                                             It's interesting to hear that
> the Short-tailed Grasswrens did not respond to the tape, despite the dodgy
> time of year you were looking for them. The vocalizations of Short-taileds
> are different to Striateds and this is one of the major reasons (amongst
> others) that the birds have been recognised as a full species. I have heard
> of other birders who have looked for Short-taileds using the BOCA tape
> recording of Striateds and drawn a blank, even when they knew that
> Short-taileds were present.
> Cheers
> David Harper
> Adelaide

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