2 new grasswrens to chase!

To: martin cachard <>
Subject: 2 new grasswrens to chase!
From: Phil Gregory <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:20:37 +1000
No developments on that mysterious Dusky-type grasswren with pale tail tips, I believe there have been some sort of searches but nothing really full-on, at a logistically difficult and remote site.
IOC adopted the tripartite split of Striated Grasswren into Rufous and Opalton (Rusty under the older scheme) as well, originally proposed as 4-way one which they did not adopt, but the less radical 3-way version makes good sense.
Happily I was able to see them all before the current troubles…..
Phil Gregory
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On 21 Jul 2020, at 12:33 PM, martin cachard <> wrote:

Thanks for that update Dave – I thought this was about to happen…
Whilst on the subject of grasswrens, does anyone know anything much about the Dusky-types that were found up in the Kimberleys late last century?? All I’m aware of is that the location was Pinnacle Ck (wherever that is??!!) and that the birds looked similar to Dusky GW…
Any news of this would be very welcome , thanks…
Martin Cachard
Cairns, FNQ
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Subject: [Birding-Aus] 2 new grasswrens to chase!
Not an option for those of us in Melbourne. IOC 10.2 has done some splitting to create the Opalton and Rufous Grasswrens!
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