Can anyone help out there with this honeyeater

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Subject: Can anyone help out there with this honeyeater
From: Jonny Schoenjahn <>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:15:09 +0000
Hi David

I agree with Graeme Chapman in that the bill gives it away. This includes a 
fine detail, the nostrils. Much too long for any Colluricincla species, 
including Little Shrike-thrush.
Your bird is a Rockwarbler, as Carol Probets, too, pointed out.


Jonny Schoenjahn, Perth WA

On 16 Dec 2017, at 2:41 pm, David Jackson <> wrote:

Hi all, I was itting quietly in the Blue Mountains National Park at Pierces
Pass Picnic Area minding my own business  when I snapped several photos of
this honeyeater, circa 18 cm in length. What hit me was its very coppery
brown colour. I thought it might be a Brown Honeyeater but cannot see any
yellow behind its eye and it seems more "rufously" than the Brown (in my
VERY limited experience). Any ideas from these rather poor photos? A female

Thanks in advance

David Jackson

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