Tiger shrike and other rarities on christmas island update

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Subject: Tiger shrike and other rarities on christmas island update
From: R Clarke <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 17:50:04 +1000
Hi All,
Just heard from Mike Carter who along with Tony Palliser and Frank O'Connor 
travelled to Christmas Island on Friday following the haul of rarities recently 
reported there. They have had considerable success...

-Tiger Shrike was seen yesterday and this morning but is a skulking bird and 
can be difficult to find. Dejan Stojanovic has posted some excellent 
photographs at

-Edible-nest Swiftlets were seen and photographed. There are no confirmed 
Australian records yet but some of the previous Broome sightings and 
photographs are undoubtedly this species (and some of these are yet to be 
submitted to BARC).

-Asian House Martins at 2-3 locations

-Reed Warbler species. Based on call this is probably Oriental Reed warbler, 
certainly not Australian Reed Warbler but Clamorous Reed Warbler is yet to be 

-Distant Accipiter species. Not one of the local CI Goshawks. Photographs may 
reveal more later.

-Birds are still apparently arriving with a Cattle Egret flying in off the sea 
in the last hour or so.

Rohan Clarke

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