Re: RE: [canberrabirds] Re:[canberrabirds] Honeyeaters at Macdermot Plac

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Re: RE: [canberrabirds] Re:[canberrabirds] Honeyeaters at Macdermot Place, Lake Ginninderra
From: Sicheng Wan <>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 14:45:53 +0000
Yeah, I just would like to say Chinese bulbul or Light-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus chinesis), and white-naped HE may be a slender vision of this bulbul.
They inhabit vast tracts of area throughout central to south China, where do you see this bird in China?


On 2016-07-02 21:22 , Wrote:

Hi my Chinese ex step son is Zesheng.  The Chinese Bulbuls that I saw around China reminded me (in colour if not manner) of the Melithreptus honeyeaters.


From: Sicheng Wan [
Sent: Saturday, 2 July, 2016 7:26 PM
To: John Layton
Subject: [canberrabirds] Re:[canberrabirds] Honeyeaters at Macdermot Place, Lake Ginninderra


I headed for there exclusively to take some white-plumed HE's photography as it is brilliantly sunny that day. However, capturing fuscous HE was just unexpected until I found some subtle differences and I was given an extraordinary bonus.

I seemed to hear white-naped HE but did not pay for attention as I was busy photoing these two Lichenostomus. I have not got any idea of where to have a close-up watch to white-naped HE around Lake Ginnindera.

As I will leave Australia within a couple of months, I would like to collect these lovely birds' sighting as much as I can. Their shape and behaviour remind me of playful and welcomed bulbul in Asia.



Sicheng Wan


At 2016-07-02 07:20:12, "John Layton" <> wrote:

Sichen Wan wrote:


Two Lichenostomus, white-plumed HE and fuscous HE were seen along the foreshore of Macdermott Pl in Ginnindera. There maybe a stable inhabitation of ehite-plumed HE and they frequented the car parking and picnic precinctnot sure of that for fuscous HE.


Ive seen White-plumed Honeyeaters there for 20 years or so but never Fuscous Honeyeaters. Ive rarely seen the latter in Canberra.


John Layton




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