birding-aus White Hew Holland Honeyeater.

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Subject: birding-aus White Hew Holland Honeyeater.
From: NHudson <>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 15:47:35 +0930
On Saturday 4th Sept, while visiting the Beetaloo Reservoir in the Flinders 
Ranges, (approx thirty kilometres east of Port Pirie in South Aust.) I saw 
at least one, possibly three, New Holland Honeyeaters which were mostly 
white. The one we were able to examine closely had a black cheek and the 
yellow in the wing. There were some grey markings or lines within the 
predominantly overall white.
I would be interested to read of any information people may wish to share 
about "white New Holland Honeyeaters".
I was not able to stay long to follow up my sightings.
 If anyone is able, or interested, the birds were near the parking and 
toilet area at the second or furtherest in parking bay.

Additionally, it would be good if people who know the area have any 
comments to assure me that the three ducks, seen at a distance in rough, 
choppy water were blue-billed ducks. They chose not to fly when disturbed, 
electing to swim across the water. They appeared to have a blue bill when 
the fleeting sun shone on them but all three seemed to have a dark brown 
head compared with the remainder of the body which was a lighter 
brown/grey. I could not see the tails.
Thank you
Neville Hudson

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