broad-billed flycatcher on sunshine coast - Not so!

To: "Greg Roberts" <>, <>
Subject: broad-billed flycatcher on sunshine coast - Not so!
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:51:09 +1100
Sorry Greg but your shots show the birds to be Leaden not Broad-billed Flycatchers. Tail shape is diagnostic, square in Satin & Leaden Flycatchers, rounded in Broad-billed. In Broad-billed the outer rectrices are 5-7 mm longer than the central pair and the fairly even graduation in length is obvious viewed ventrally. In your birds T1 to T6 are almost equal in length. See HANZAB. Bill shape and measurements are confusable and frequently mislead.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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