Dark morph white-bellied cuckoo shrike on Mt Ainslie

To: Stephanie Haygarth <>
Subject: Dark morph white-bellied cuckoo shrike on Mt Ainslie
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:37:06 +1000
The first Noisy Friarbirds of the year turned up in Carwoola today.  I heard my first about 16:45 (an entry on the washing line list) and then found an email from a local friend reporting them arriving in her garden.  She also reported an Eastern Yellow Robin - quite unusual in this area. 

Earlier in the day I passed some time in the vicinity of Tom Green's seat in ANBG.  This included some time on the track just below parallel watching the active Satin Bowerbird bower.  The male was seen as I arrived and a poor quality photo of a female assessing his work is in the later paragraphs of


On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 4:37 PM, Stephanie Haygarth <> wrote:
I'm not sure about this one as I haven't seen one before and this was just a glimpse, but it was noticeably smaller than a BFCS, didn't shuffle its wings when it landed (the first thing that made me wonder) and the dark colour appeared to extend over the whole head and most of the upper body.

Also heaps of Noisy Friarbirds on and around Mt Ainslie now. Noticed my first for my gbs yesterday.

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