Assistance with possible ID please

To: Bryan Groom <>
Subject: Assistance with possible ID please
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:56:56 +0000
Possibly a female Magpie-lark??

John Tongue
Devonport, Tas.

> On 12 Aug 2016, at 12:17 AM, Bryan Groom <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am a South African birder, with a daughter resident in Narrabri NSW, with 
> an interest in birds on their farm.
> Received the following from her:
>       Which family of birds do the flicking wings as they sing?
>       Melodic call from a perch high in a tree.
> She goes on to say:
>       About the same size as the Striped Honeyeater or maybe slightly bigger. 
> Black head with white chin, belly and rump.
>       Black tail, looked as if it was pinned on to the white rump.
>       As it called in a quite upright position, it flicked its wings 
> downwards.
> Presently paging through my Pizzey & Knight and Morecombe field guides, but 
> would appreciate any thoughts/assistance.
> Thanks in anticipation
> Regards
> Bryan
> Bryan Groom
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