yellow-rumped thornbills in the mangroves

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Subject: yellow-rumped thornbills in the mangroves
From: "Bruce Roubin" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 09:12:40 +1100
I was surprised to find tonight (6pm+)  that yellow-rumped thornbills were the predominant species in a mixed-species feeding party in the grey mangroves at the boardwalk at Cronulla Sharks club (southern shores of Botany Bay).
I had previously thought that yellow-rumped thornbills fed only from the grass or in the base of a shrub, and were not to be found in mangroves.
They were there catching insects in the upper branches along with silvereye (lateralis race) and with a white-plumed honeyeater, grey fantail and some yellow thornbills.  Welcome swallows and fairy martins were participating overhead in the same feast.
Bruce Roubin
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