Striated and Yellow Thornbills

Subject: Striated and Yellow Thornbills
Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 09:54:12 +1000

G'day all

As we have just seen, these species can be difficult to separate in the field - especially if you don't know their calls.  I reckon many Yellow Thornbill records are really Striated Thornbills (or even Buff-rumped Thornbills).

I've only seen Yellow Thornbills on a handful of occasions in Victoria.  My sightings database goes back to 1985 and I have only 7 records of YTs but 125 of STs.

I'd be interested in the comments and experiences of others.


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