Gilbert's Whistler in Capertee Valley

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Subject: Gilbert's Whistler in Capertee Valley
From: Vicki Powys <>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 17:20:45 +1000
At the moment it's raining in Capertee Valley, I measured about 10 mm in my
rain gauge today so far, wonderful!  We really do need this rain badly.

Now for a record of a species not normally seen in Capertee Valley.  This
morning I heard a few tentative calls from a Gilbert's Whistler, and this
afternoon I sighted a male Gilbert's as he was giving a few more of his
'choy-choy-choy-choy' calls.

I've not heard nor seen any Rufous Whistlers so far this season, so the
Gilbert's has me wondering, just where has he come from?  This is the third
season in a row that I have recorded a Gilbert's Whistler for Capertee
Valley.  Is there just the one bird that keeps returning here?  Maybe he
doesn't travel at all and spends the entire winter here?  Does he have a

So all you visitors to the valley, do keep an eye out for this species, I'd
love to know if there are any more of them about.

Vicki Powys
Capertee Valley NSW 

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