satin flycatcher

To: "James Rolevink" <>, <>
Subject: satin flycatcher
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 18:04:02 +1100
Well James,
I see nothing in your pictures that enables a distinction between Satin & Leaden Flycatchers but it is definitely one (or maybe both) of them. These can be hard at any time. Strangely I suggest the only useful ID clue in these vague pictures (as they come through to me) is the bill width. Now I have just looked at 3 books, two of which compare the bill width between the Broad-billed and Leaden Flycatchers but they don't have the courtesy (or usefulness) to even mention where the Satin Flycatcher fits in this aspect. Why do they do that? I suspect there is a difference in bill width between the Satin and Leaden Flycatchers but can't say what. I guess you will need to wait till HANZAB 7 comes out or consult with someone familiar with skins at ANWC or similar (like Mark Clayton).
p.s. no need to send the pictures to me again.
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