|Subject:||Re: Gilbert's Whistler in Capertee Valley|
|Date:||Mon, 18 Aug 2003 09:46:21 +1000|
You will recall that I saw a Gilberts Whistler on the Port Macquarie Road in October 2001 about a month? before you saw the bird at your place. That whistler was very near (about 5m away) a female plumaged bird which, at the time, I dismissed as a Golden Whistler purely because the concept of a Gilberts Whistler in the valley wasn't even worth thinking about. Naturally after watching the male Gilberts I couldn't relocate the female plumaged bird. Was it a Golden or was it a female Gilberts?
Is the bird I saw the same bird you saw and are still observing? There is only about 10km between the two locations.
So many questions!
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