Yellow Thornbills in Giralang

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Subject: Yellow Thornbills in Giralang
From: Duncan McCaskill <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:29:59 +1100
I have just had a flock of 4+ Yellow Thornbills through my garden, looking particularly dull in the dull light. Contrary to their usual preference of trees with "feathery" foliage, they were in eucalypts, hovering like Weebills (which were also around). In the "feathery foliaged" Kunzeas was a Brown Thornbill, behaving like a Yellow. A good opportunity to practice sorting out the metallic "zit zit" call of the Yellow Thornbill from the similar calls of the Brown Thornbill, Weebill, White-browed Scrub-wren and Superb Fairy-wren, which were all in the garden at the same time.

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