Mangrove Gerygone in Royal NP 15/9/2001

Subject: Mangrove Gerygone in Royal NP 15/9/2001
From: "Marc Anderson" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 04:36:12 +0000
Hi all,
had a great record today of 2 x Mangrove Gerygones at Bonnie Vale in the Royal NP, (southern Sydney). The distinctive call alerted me & at first I was thinking of White-throated Gerygone, but as soon as I saw the mangroves I thought MG was more likely. I took the small track around to the rear of the patch of mangroves where the call was coming from & I located two birds in a small tree adjacent to the mangroves. I had excellent views for 5 minutes or so & the birds in the same tree when I left. The most distinctive feature (apart from the call) was the larger size compared to Brown Gerygone & the lack of the greyish cheeks - the eyebrow extended not much past the eye, similar to Brown Gerygone. Also saw Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, Horsfields Bronze Cuckoo, Brown Falcon, Whistling Kite, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater on the Mount Bass trail in thh Royal NP this morning. And another interesting sighting, before I forget - I saw a Wedge-tailed Eagle at National Falls in the Royal NP on Wednesday of last week. That is the first time I have ever seen this species in the Royal.
Marc Anderson
57 Parklands Ave
Heathcote. NSW.2233
ph: 02 9548 0448

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