Does anybody know the origin of this story?

To: "Sean Dooley" <>, "BIRDING-AUS" <>
Subject: Does anybody know the origin of this story?
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 21:48:39 +1100
Not long ago I identified White-plumed Honeyeaters for the first time, and 
mentioned here that I thought the white line on the side of their heads was 
much harder to see than in the pictures in the guides.  But now that I've seen 
it a few times, I swear I can see it even without binoculars.  Possibly the 
same kind of phenomenon?

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From:    on behalf of Sean Dooley
Sent:   Fri 16/02/2007 5:35 PM
Subject:        Does anybody know the origin of this story?

Anyway, it must have been a reasonably rare bird because not long after the
field guide was published, people vetting various reported sightings started
to see the red spot on the tail mentioned by observers claiming the bird.
When queried about this the observers were adamant they had seen the
diagnostic red spot.

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