Birding Blooper

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Subject: Birding Blooper
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 13:10:03 +1100
After several trips to Malaysia, I had collected quite a few ticks for Scarlet Minivet, mostly in montane or sub-montane habitats. Very distinctive bird, no problem with ID. Ha. In 1995 on a wet day in Fraser"s Hill I did a bit reading through the field guides and discovered to my horror that the Scarlet Minivet only occurs below 900m. A large percentage of my sightings had to have been Grey- chinned Minivets. After going back over my notes when I got back home, my number of Minivet sightings diminished significantly after crossing out all those sightings between 800m and 1000m due to uncertainty. Goes to show one should always read the fine print.

Carl Clifford

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