RE: Grey-crowned Babbler - a local extinction in SEQ

Subject: RE: Grey-crowned Babbler - a local extinction in SEQ
From: "Atzeni, Michael" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 09:42:40 +1000
Hi, Anthony
Thanks for picking me up on my slip with the change in eye colour.  And yes,
it is the dark brown-eyed (younger) birds I've not seen many of.  

Sorry for the confusion.

Michael Atzeni

> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Wednesday, 20 January 1999 8:19
> To:   'Atzeni, Michael'
> Subject:      RE: Grey-crowned Babbler - a local extinction in SEQ
> Hi Michael
> Thanks for this info on GCB's
> I have just started my PhD on GCB's, with Hugh Ford, Denis Saunders and
> Doug Robinson as supervisors.
> BTW Yellow eyed birds are at least three years old. Youngest birds have
> dark brown eyes. These get paler with time.
> Due to the wet winter the breeding season in Victoria in particular was
> very good. Doug has seen simple pairs of birds raising up to three
> fledglings.
> Cheers
> Anthony Overs
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Atzeni, Michael [SMTP:
> Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 1999 2:39 PM
> To:   'Birding-Aus'
> Cc:   Stephens, Carol; 'Robinson, Doug'; 'McConnell, Pat'; Gillbard,
> Dennis @ DNR
> Subject:      Grey-crowned Babbler - a local extinction in SEQ
>  I've started looking out for the eye colour
> (yellow in younger birds, becoming browner with age ) but this is often
> difficult to pick up in the field.  I can only confidently say I've seen
> two
> yellow-eyed birds to date.

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