Need help with ID (no photos)

To: 'Nathanael Coyne' <>, 'COG Mailing List' <>
Subject: Need help with ID (no photos)
From: Steve Read <>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:49:26 +0000

Nathanael – have you considered immature or female Satin Flycatcher? Steve


From: Nathanael Coyne [
Sent: Sunday, 14 February 2016 8:08 PM
To: COG Mailing List
Subject: [canberrabirds] Need help with ID (no photos)


Was out at Square Rock today in Namadgi and spotted three birds at the Orroral Valley Lookout;


I thought some sort of swallow or woodswallow with glossy blue on top and rufous on the chest ... though I didn't get a great look at them.


Very distinctive tail wagging.


I would recognise the call if I heard it again ... in some ways similar to the Welcome Swallow but much more organised; three sets of three notes ... and then a sort of rising trill which I can't mimic:





Nathanael Coyne

Canberra, Australia
0431 698 580

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