Fw: oriental reedwarbler???

To: "'Del Richards'" <>, "'alan morris'" <>
Subject: Fw: oriental reedwarbler???
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 09:42:36 +0930
I've seen similar looking browner birds with a rougher sounding voice at
the swampy areas on the right hand side between the turnoff from Karumba
Road and Karumba Point. Thought about Great( Oriental) ,but dismissed
it. Must go back for another look sometime, just a short run from

Tony Russell

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Del Richards
Sent: Tuesday, 5 April 2005 8:48 AM
To: alan morris
Cc: birding-aus
Subject: Fw: oriental reedwarbler???

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
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
to the density of the cane viewing was difficult. I visited the site
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
Clamorous. Generally warmer brown also.One bird had very slight
across the breast but one would need ideal circumstances to pick it up.
    The most obvious difference in this instance was the voice, much
than the Clamorous which by comparison has a very clear vioce. And as in
case of last weeks encounter abbreviated to about four loud scratchy
per call.
    I am of the opinion that you folk saw a Great Reed-Warbler
the information submitted.

Del. Fine Feather Tours, Mossman, NQ>

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