Fw: RFI Cairns Mangrove Gerygones

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Subject: Fw: RFI Cairns Mangrove Gerygones
From: "michael hunter" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 11:08:31 +1000
Lloyd Nielsen's comment, with which I wont disagree;

From: Lloyd Nielsen <>

 I just read your note on the possible Mangrove Gerygone in Cairns Botanical
> Gardens. It may have well been a Mangrove - surprises always happen in the
> birding world but there appears to be no records of it north of about the
> Ingham/Cardwell area. When I put the Wet Tropics book together, I was
> at the break in distribution and went into it fairly well. I even paid my
> bucks to Birds Australia and got a copy of the few records (copies of
> sheets) from the old Atlas of supposed Mangrove between Townsville and
Cape York
> and was convinced that none of them were Mangrove.  I came to the
> that in the Wet Tropics it extended commonly north to Townville, was rare
> Ingham and absent north of Cardwell. In the last 10 years, I have listened
> mangroves all about the eastern side of Cape York from Cardwell to the Tip
> have never heard a typical Mangrove call. The distribution in some of the
> guides is innacurate - i.e. not showing the break.
> There have been a few reports of Gergones with an eyebrow from Wet Tropics
> mangroves over the years in areas where they would not be Brown.  I think
> these birds are juvenile Large-billed. None of the field guides mention
> juvenile plumage. It will be interesting to see what Hanzab says when the
> volume comes out.
> Will also be interesting to see what others say on Birding-aus.

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