Fw: oriental reedwarbler???

To: "alan morris" <>
Subject: Fw: oriental reedwarbler???
From: "Del Richards" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 09:18:01 +1000
G'day Alan, Bev and Peter,

    I may be able to add a few clues to the ID of the Reed Warbler near
    During the Wet of 95-96 there were a pair of Great Reed Warblers in a
roadside wet area of sugar cane about 8km north of Mossman NQ for at least a
couple of weeks.
    They were first picked up by Mike Carter and Glenn Holmes. However due
to the density of the cane viewing was difficult. I visited the sight
regularly as I lived nearby and was able to furnish Mike with a more
complete description in the long term.
    In keeping with the Stanthorpe bird they were a little larger than the
Clamorous. Generally warmer brown also.One bird had very slight streaking
across the breast but one would need ideal circumstances to pick it up.
    The most obvious difference in this instance was the voice, much harsher
than the Clamorous which by comparison has a very clear vioce. And as in the
case of last weeks encounter abbreviated to about four loud scratchy notes
per call.
    I am of the opinion that you folk saw a Great Reed-Warbler considering
the information submitted.

Del. Fine Feather Tours, Mossman, NQ>

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