Why are Red-lored Whistlers patchy in NSW?

To: "Michael Todd" <>
Subject: Why are Red-lored Whistlers patchy in NSW?
From: "Barry McLean" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 20:48:00 +1000
Hi Michael,

Re the second theory (repeated below).  I have certainly seen both in the
same area ( including nests quite close to one another) in the Murray Sunset
NP, but that does not disprove your theory.  Gilbert's certainly seem to be
less fussy about their habitat.

Barry and Roberta McLean
PO Box 979 Swan Hill 3585
Ph 0418584433
Temp 03 9888 3146 (until 26 October)

-----Original Message-----
 Behalf Of Michael Todd
Sent: Monday, 22 October 2001 7:47 PM
To: birding-aus
Subject: Why are Red-lored Whistlers patchy in NSW?

Second theory is that Gilbert's Whistlers might be outcompeting them or
just simply driving them out of certain habitats. Certainly Gilberts
respond very well to Red-lored playback. I often find the two calls
difficult to differentiate and am not game to ID Red-lored on call alone.
So far in my observations (admittedly limited!) I haven't found Gilberts
anywhere that there are Red-lored and visa versa. Does anyone familiar with
these species in SA and Victoria have any feelings or observations about

Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU