Identifying Myiagra flycatchers

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Subject: Identifying Myiagra flycatchers
From: "Stuart Johnson" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 11:29:01 +1000
just back from a great trip to FNQ ..... the first time since upgrading my 
binos to a nice pair of Swarowskis so everything looked fantastic ......great 
However, a Leaden/Broad-billed Flycatcher ID is bugging me. My gut feeling is 
Broad-billed but not prepared to make a final call on it. I called it up (the 
bzzzurrrp I use for calling Leadens) and it sat right above our heads, 
virtually on minimal focus distance of the bino's and so got a very good look 
at the bill in silhouette.
In keeping with the alleged habits of Broad-billed it was foraging fairly low 
(higher foraging was available) and didn't flick the tail nearly as much as 
what Leadens seem to do...... but they're both pretty vague and subjective 
 I seem to remember one of the field guides had a comparative bill graphics but 
can't seem to find them when I need them. Was a bit disappointed that HANZAB 
didn't have such a piccy either.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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