White-eared Monarch in Blue Mountains.

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Subject: White-eared Monarch in Blue Mountains.
From: "Dick & Barbara Cooper" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 14:29:24 +1100
Further to the note from Alan Morris about Grant's purported record of a White-eared Monarch in the Blue Mountains, it is well documented that the reported locations of many of Robert Grant's specimens are doubtful (at best) or, perhaps more politely - as Alan cites per Hindwood & Lane - "difficult to explain". Indeed, many of Grant's stated locations have been clearly shown to be incorrect; this one should not be considered differently.
The distribution outlined by Alan is generally correct and the Crowdy Head record represents a significant southward extension in the known range. For this reason the Crowdy Head bird is likely to be reviewed by the NSW Ornithological Records Appraisal Committee (NSWORAC).
Dick Cooper
NSW Bird Atlassers Inc.
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