FW: Identity of Scaly/White's Thrush in Lamington National Park

Subject: FW: Identity of Scaly/White's Thrush in Lamington National Park
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 11:24:19 +0000
From: Pitches,Adrian
To: 'mhs:
Subject: Identity of Scaly/White's Thrush in Lamington National Park
Date: 03 March 1998 10:55

A British birder writes...I spent a fantastic day birding around O' 
 Reillys in Lamington National Park, Qld in late October 1995.  In 
 eight hours I was fortunate to see Noisy Pitta, Albert's Lyrebird, 
 Logrunner, Paradise Riflebird, Green Catbird...and a White's Thrush.
My field notes state: "Rufous rump, not much scaling, white on tail tip 
 extends up outer tail feathers, no pale eye ring".
>From Simpson and Day (First Edition) this sounds like a description of 
 the race heinei yet on range I guess it should have been lunulata.
Can anyone help out with a definitive view ?  What are the 
 White's/Scaly Thrushes found at Lamington?  Do both heinei and 
 lunulata occur?  And what is the current thinking on these subspecies/species?
Adrian Pitches

**FAO Tony Palliser - I was the Brit you kindly chauffeured up to Glen 
 Davis to see Regent Honeyeater, Plum-headed Finch, Turquoise Parrot 
 etc on 4/11/95 just a week after providing the same service to another 
 British birder.  Thanks again!**    

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