Satin Flycatcher Distribution

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Subject: Satin Flycatcher Distribution
From: "Richard Yank" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 19:50:54 +1000
On Saturday September 25, I was able to do a couple hours of mid-day birding at 
the Giddy River crossing 
near Gove in the Northern Territory.  Gove is located in extreme NE Arhem Land 
on the western shore of 
the Gulf of Carpentaria.

During several minutes I was able to observe what was apparently a male Satin 
Flycatcher.  I was 
accompanied by a colleague and both of us had prolonged looks at the bird with 
good quality binoculars.  
We were unable to detect any contract between the jet black bib, head, wings, 
and back, and saw no trace 
of grey.  I am familiar with Leaden Flycatcher.

I realise this location is west of the normal migration route for this species 
which is along Cape York 
on the east side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and have not been able to find any 
records from the Northern 
Territory in the standard fieldguides.

I would appeciate any comments or additional information on sightings of Satin 
Flycatcher west of its 
usual range.

Richard Yank

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