Scarlet Honeyeaters at ANBG

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Subject: Scarlet Honeyeaters at ANBG
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 21:18:26 +0000

Hi All

Jule and myself have been working on our numbers using our observations and images. It comes to this: three adult males, one immature male in the process of gaining some male plumage and two other brown birds. These may be either females or immature, but unmarked males. I have just checked Morcombe who states that immature males 'resemble' females, so the question that arises is this: is it possible to differentiate a female from an unmarked immature male?

Any advice appreciated.



On 10/6/2017 9:19 PM, Julie Clark wrote:
Hi All,

Following on from Con's emails regarding the Scarlet Honeyeaters, I too have gone through my photos, most of which were taken earlier in the day, and I think that I snapped a third brown bird. It has some colour on the head and face, but is definitely a different bird to the one Con has shown (which I also photographed.) I'm not sure if it's a second female or another younger male (photo NoC8A8602 on Flickr). Advice would be appreciated.

Photos of each of the 5 birds that I snapped are on Flickr. I'm not sure that I actually saw a third adult male, but it was hard to keep track of them.

Richard, Lindell and I also saw the Olive Whistler today in the region of the Owlet Nightjar (one photo also on Flickr).


Julie Clark

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