Re: Thornbill ID

To: Vin Lam <>
Subject: Re: Thornbill ID
From: Penny Drake-Brockman <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 17:00:50 +1100

Did you note the call? The Buff-rumped sounds very like a rather coarser Yellow-rumped, and I've always used this to confirm sightings of Buff-rumped. Very useful to learn all the calls - saves a lot of time.
Penny DB

Vin Lam wrote:

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 08:02:01 +1100, Mules, Michael <> wrote:

Wouldn't they be more likely Brown Thornbill (or inland, depending where
you are), as they can have both a deep rufous-brown rump and a rufous
forehead (depending on the individual bird)?  Buff-rumped is nothing
like chestnut-rumped; the rump colours are very different.

Well they had a white eye. which rules out the Inland/Brown.
The rump of definitely chestnut but had a rufuous crown and
white eyes. Was very pale, more pale below than any buff rumps
I have seen.

I dont have photos of it.


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