Calls of White-naped and Brown-headed Honeyeaters

Subject: Calls of White-naped and Brown-headed Honeyeaters
From: "Peter Ewin" <>
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 21:49:48 +1100
On the weekend I once again struck something that I would like to see if anyone else has experience of. While near Myall Lakes (report to follow) I came across a feeding flock including White-naped, Yellow-faced and Scarlet Honeyeaters, Brown and Striated Thornbills, Grey Fantail and Silvereyes. I also heard what I would consider the call of Brown-headed Honeyeaters at least twice. However, amongst all the activity I couldn't see the birds to confirm the ID. This is not the first time that I have had this happen (BHHE call when only WNHE can be seen in a flock).

Looked up HANZAB and this makes mention of a chip call for WNHE, but nothing like the staccato chip call that BHHE make. Has anyone confirmed that WNHE can make a BHHE call, or have I just overlooked a small number of this species in a large flock.


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