Mystery bird at Pt Cook

To: "Dave Torr" <>
Subject: Mystery bird at Pt Cook
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 13:18:56 +1000

Apparently its a leucistic New Holland Honeyeater.

It was reported on Birding aus about 1 week ago.


"Dave Torr" <>
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01/06/2004 01:16 PM

[BIRDING-AUS] Mystery bird at Pt Cook

Just returned from a BOCA outing at Pt Cook (SW Melbourne). Weather was
cold, wet and windy - not conducive for great birding. Several of us saw a
mystery bird flying low over some scrub. It looked about the same size (or
maybe a bit bigger) than the numerous New Holland Honeyeaters that were
present, but seemed to be a very pale cream/almost white all over, with the
possible exception of a dark patch on the head. Views were very brief in
very poor light.

Any clues?

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