Please help me with an identification.

To: "Robert Inglis" <>
Subject: Please help me with an identification.
From: "Birding Services Brisbane" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 15:05:44 +1000

Thanks for the challenge!! Gerygones that I have seen on Bribie in the past include Brown, Mangrove, Fairy and White-throated. I have considered juvenile and female Fairy Gerygone because of distribution, the white eye ring and supraloral area. Tail worries me with this bird though. Terry Bishop's guess at Western Gerygone could be correct. The tail on your bird (although not well shown) appears to have a dark broad subterminal band and white tip. White eye ring is also diagnostic as is the general colouring, although photos can be a bit misleading.

The 2nd Atlas and Birdata show records for SEQ as being west of the range but who knows where they can turn up.

So on the strength of the photo and I will go for juvenile Western Gerygone even though it is east of its usual distribution.




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