birding-aus Reedwarblers at Pormpuraaw

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From: "Michael Todd" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 12:53:55 +1100
Hello All,
I thought that I might let everyone know (in case anyone was interested) the latest with the reedwarblers that are up here at Pormpuraaw (western side of Cape York). Over the last couple of days I have managed to catch three and on the basis of body measurements I believe they are Clamorous or Australian Reed Warblers. I'll keep looking out for Orientals though- reedwarblers that is.
weight 13.5 -17 g.
Head-bill length 37.3 - 38.4 mm.
Culmen length 14.5 - 15.2 mm.
Tarsus 24.2 - 25.5 mm.
Wing 67-69 mm
Tail 55 - 57 mm
No streaks on chest and orange mouths. All three with old worn plumage but no moulting. The numbers of reedwarblers are gradually building up in the area and so I assume that they are just the first birds to have arrived from down south.
Michael Todd
Finch Researcher,
Dept.of Environment and Heritage,
Pormpuraaw, Qld, Australia, 4871
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