Eastern Spinebill? no

To: "'David Nicholls'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Eastern Spinebill? no
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:40:24 +1000

Your recording is of a Crescent Honeyeater. The behaviour you describe also
fits a Crescent Honeyeater more than an Eastern Spinebill. 


-----Original Message-----
From: David Nicholls  
Sent: Tuesday, 18 September 2012 11:56 AM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: Eastern Spinebill?

There's a bird that has taken up residence in one of the wattles at Mt
Stromlo Observatory, which has a loud clear complex set of calls, which it
exchanges with another some distance away.  I think it's an Eastern
Spinebill (I have heard more conventional "peeping" calls as well), but it
sits deep in the foliage when it calls so I can't see it.  Here's a quick
and nasty recording of the call.  Can anyone confirm or clarify the ID?


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