Singing Bushlark (not!)

Subject: Singing Bushlark (not!)
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 20:31:56 +1000
> It does makes me wonder about the Bushlark records for Victoria.  The guides
> indicate that they should be reasonably common in western Victoria.  Is this
> the case or are others making my mistake?

Some records might be in error.  In my experience they're 'commonest' on the
Northern Plains.

>  I wonder about the Yellow Thornbill records also.  I have very few records
> of this species but they are shown in the Victorian Atlas as widespread
> across Victoria.  Are they being mis-identified also?  Well-seen they are
> quite distinct but often the arboreal Thornbills are hard to get good views
> of.  What are your experiences?

YTs are indeed common & widespread.  Their harsh little 'tzzzz' call is a dead
giveaway every time - even if visibility is poor.  Similar to the Weebill
buzz, but much harsher and uttered more frequently.


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