To: "'Graeme Chapman'" <>, <>
Subject: Scrubwrens
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:05:03 +1000
Hi Graeme, Your postscript line implied you were attaching a photo of a
Kangaroo Island Spotted Scrubwren but I couldn't see one. Here is a shot of
mine from Kangaroo Island taken in the late evening. To me the eye seems to
have more of a greenish tinge. Local Victorian birds look white-eyed to me. 


Mike Carter, 03 5977 1262
181/160 Mornington-Tyabb Road
Mornington, VIC 3931, Australia  

-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Graeme Chapman
Sent: 26 April 2018 10:52 AM
Subject: Scrubwrens

Hello Kev,

It would be interesting to me to know the eye colour of the White-browed
Scrubwrens from the Adelaide hills. If anybody knows, please inform us.

Adult White-brows from the east coast have yellow eyes.

All the Spotted Scrubwrens I have seen and photographed have blue eyes - a
very different look.

It has been suggested to me that this might be a latitude thing.



This is a Kangaroo Island Spotted  - might well be closer to White-browed
but DNA isn't the last word.

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