Birding around Botany Bay NSW

To: N & J Russill <>
Subject: Birding around Botany Bay NSW
From: (Andrew Taylor)
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 12:25:15 +1100
On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 10:51:03AM +1100, N & J Russill wrote:
> A few of the locally interesting sightings on 17/12/02 around our local area
> ...
> * 1 Calamanthus (Striated Fieldwren) Woolooware Wetlands

Are you sure this wasn't Little Grassbird?  Last time Striated Fieldwrens
in Sydney came up on birding-aus Tony Palliser posted this:

"It has been strongly suggested by a number of birders that
 all of the Striated Fieldwrens reported in the Sydney region to date
 including reports prior to 1998 from Kurnell) are likely to involve
 misidentifications with Little Grassbird.  If true this would mean that
 there are NO confirmed records of this species from Sydney.  The nearest
 birds occupying such habitat that I am aware of come from Eden.  Although
 birds are apparently resident at high elevations just south of Nowra.

 Is there anyone online that has seen Striated Grassbirds in the Sydney
 region either historically or recently?

Andrew Taylor
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