SIPO identification - and Tasmanian treecreepers

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Subject: SIPO identification - and Tasmanian treecreepers
From: "Murray Lord" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 18:46:07 +1100
In response to the questions about how to separate Pied and South Island Pied 
Oystercatchers, if anyone would like me to send them a pdf copy of Mike 
Carter's articles that were in Australian Birding magazine about eight years 
ago, send me an email.

Re the report of a White throated Treecreeper near Burnie, my recollection from 
when I lived in Tasmania was that there were a number of claimed sightings, 
ranging back to one in Littler's 1910 book, but none has ever been confirmed.  
All the relatively recent reports had turned out to be something else.  Not 
sure what else people could confuse them with - perhaps Strong billed 
Honeyeaters if observers were miles away and making the claim based on 
behaviour.  Otherwise maybe Scrubtit?  But a Scrubtit up a big tree would be 
just as rare a sighting as a treecreeper.  Don't suppose anyone got photos of 
these birds?


Murray Lord

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