Lewin's Honeyeater, Black Falcon

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Subject: Lewin's Honeyeater, Black Falcon
From: "Marnix Zwankhuizen" <>
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 17:44:48 +1100
I spent the greater part of today looking for the reported Blue-winged Parrots at Mt Ginini but dipped. I did however see 2 Spotted Quail-thrushes, 1 Fan-tailed Cuckoo (summit), 2 Grey Currawongs, 2 Wedge-tailed Eagles (summit) and 2 Collared Sparrowhawks (summit).
I also stopped in at Warks Road where I found among others a New Holland Honeyeater and a Lewin's Honeyeater. I'm about 90% sure on this as it had the typical yellow ear patch and had an overall olive-green body. I couldnt see the yellow gape in the 1-2 minutes I had it in view. There didnt seem to be any black on the head, it was more a darker olive. At one point it was chased away by a White-naped Honeyeater. It did not act or look like a juvenile White-eared Honeyeater which it may be confused with although the area was saturated with White-eared Honeyeaters. As I was watching the Lewin's I heard a brief staccato call coming from further up the road which could mean there is more than one Lewin's Honeyeater around, although one of the White-eared's calls is similar.
The location is 550 metres up Warks Rd from the Namadgi NP gate at the intersection with Blundell's Ck Rd.
On the drive home via Uriarra Rd I passed a low soaring Black Falcon. Im pretty sure of the id despite a brief view. It was being harassed by a Kestrel.
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