Grey Whistler or Atherton Scrubwren

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Subject: Grey Whistler or Atherton Scrubwren
From: "Greg and Val Clancy" <>
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2018 19:41:40 +1000
Hi Jason,

It is a Large-billed Scrubwren. Atherton Scrubwrens spend much time on the ground and logs and have a brighter rufous rump, although the rump is not visible in your photos.


Dr Greg. P. Clancy
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Organiser, Gould League Bird Study Camp Club,
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respect to their elders both past and present and future

-----Original Message----- From: Jason Polak
Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2018 6:53 PM
To: Birding-Aus
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Grey Whistler or Atherton Scrubwren

Dear List,

So, every once and a while I go back and check my reference photos for
my bird ID's. Recently I've been bothered by the following bird:

It was seen at the Cassowary House in Kuranda March 12, 2018.

After scouring the guides, I was pretty convinced it was Grey Whistler.
It was feeding close to the ground on this tree. seems to have pink legs. The legs of the Grey Whistler are
described as dark. I thought it might also be the Atherton Scrubwren,
though this isn't really in the Atherton Tablelands.

Any opinions on this one? Much appreciated!


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