Buttongrass walk, Bunyip SP

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Subject: Buttongrass walk, Bunyip SP
From: "Kevin" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 18:24:30 +1000
hi evan

i am familiar with the robin, but not the mistletoebird. i flew quickly, but
it was probanbly about
1/2 way up the tree, flutting from tree to tree i diddn't see it through my
binos, so i diddn't get too gooder look, but it had black on
top,scarlet/red(definatly not pink) throat/chest, and white
elsewhere,possibly above its bill(but in patchy sunlight so not sure). i
think i got a bad photo, but it would at least indicate shape. i will
photoshop and get back to you!

Kev :)
  -----Original Message-----
From: Evan Beaver 
  Sent: Wednesday, 20 September 2006 6:39 AM
  To: Kevin
  Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Buttongrass walk, Bunyip SP

  Hi Kev, Are you familiar with the Mistletoe Bird? Both the flame robin and
MistBird are relatively new for me and while the colours are strikingly
different, their shape and habitat differ wildly. I reckon if it was at the
top of a tree flying quickly it's almost definitely a Misty, and closer to
the ground, perching and watching much more likely a Robin. While the guides
might list them as roughly the same size, the Misty is like a longish tailed
pardalote, with the rose robin much more like a Willy Wagtail size,
particularly around the middle. Hope this helps...

  On 9/19/06, Kevin <> wrote:
    hi all

      on the weekend(sunday 17/9), i went to the buttongrass walk, north of
    tynong, in the bunyip state forrest(west gippsland). i saw a total of 16

      Common Name                         Latin Name

      Grey Fantail                              Rhipidura fuliginosa

      Striated Thornbill                       Acanthiza lineata

      Brown Thornbill                        Acanthiza pusilla

      Spotted Pardalote                      Pardalotus punctatus

      Flame Robin                             Petroica phoenicea
    3         could have been mistletoe bird?????

      White-plumed Honeyeater         Lichenostomus penicillatus

      White-throated Treecreeper       Corombates leucophaeus

      Superb Fairy-wren                     Malurus cyaneus

      Small unidentified hawk
    1             flew fast through  trees

      White-eared Honeyeater*          Lichenostomus leucotis

      Rufous Whistler*                       Pachycephala rufiventris

      Beautiful Firetail*                       Stagonopleura bella

      Eastern Spinebill                         Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

      Eastern Rosella                          Platycercus eximius

      Australian Wood Duck               Chenonetta jubata

      New Holland Honeyeater            Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

       i also thought i heard southen emu wren? would that be possible. i
    i call i had never heared before, and looked up southen emu wren (the
    brouhure mentiopns them) when i got home, and it sounded similar

      not a bad day, with 3 lifers(marked*)

      Kev :)

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