Thornbill's R Trcky

To: Chris Shaw <>
Subject: Thornbill's R Trcky
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 16:08:21 +1000
Hi Chris,

After the Buff-rumped you have (1) Brown Thornbill, (2) Chestnut-rumped, (3) Yellow Thornbill, and the last one is Mangrove Gerygone.

And to answer your gerygone question in the 4th paragraph, in my experience it’s usually pronounced “jer-RIG-a-nee” (with accent on the second syllable) but I’ve also heard it said with a hard g - “ger-RIG-a-nee”. The only people that say “jerry-gone” are people who have only read the word and haven’t heard other birders pronounce it :-)



On 26 Aug 2020, at 10:21 am, Chris Shaw <> wrote:

Down Under some of the Thornbill's are a bother as are their cousins the Jerry Gone's because they are small, hide in things, flit about without any consideration for people watching them and are similar looking (the birds not the people). I have a Buff-rumped Thornbill that I know because it had just been captured in a mist net and was about to be measured etc., and a few others you may wish to guess for me…

… and the bird bander told me it was a Buff-rumped Thornbill… perhaps!

Chris Shaw

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