|To:||"Perkins, Harvey" <>|
|Subject:||Yellow-tufted Honeyeater in Gordon [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]|
|From:||martin butterfield <>|
|Date:||Fri, 15 May 2009 11:19:39 +1000|
I reckon Bruce's comment "a pretty unusual
recording occurrence" is spot on.|
To the end of last GBS year there are 36 records (species x site x year) of Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (YTHE) in the GBS ranking it as 116th out of 233 "species". There are 95 observations (species x site x year x week) of the species giving it a rank of 127 of 233. The species has been recorded in 17/27 years spread fairly evenly through the period. So, to state the obvious, it is not a common species.
Of the 36 records, 22 contain a single record (ie only seen one week in a year at a site). Of the 12 multi-observation records only 2 are scattered. 7 records - including ones with 7-9 observations - consist of records consisting of a single string of consecutive observations and the other 3 have a string of several consecutive weeks with one or two separate but not distant observations. So in about a quarter of cases where the species fronts up it will hang around for more than a week.
I have yet to check the coincidence of YTHE and White plumed Honeyeater (as the Yankees-Blue Jays game is getting interesting) but I will see what can be gleaned about that later today.
I have put quotes around "species" above as we now have a GBS code for Rosella hybrid so could Harvey record it as such on his chart.
On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Perkins, Harvey <> wrote:
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