help with ID - immature Golden Whistler?

To: <>
Subject: help with ID - immature Golden Whistler?
From: "Arwen B. Ximenes" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 10:11:18 +1000
Hello birders,

My first day birding for a while led me all the way down the end of my street 
and back - I was amazed how far I didn't get, with so many birds out in the sun 
after a very wet week.

First up I heard a call I didn't recognise. Then I saw an Eastern Yellow Robin 
- not it. Then, hanging around with the Robin was a bird I couldn't identify in 
the field. When I looked at the guide at home the closest was an immature 
Golden Whistler. I've never seen them near our house but I did actually see a 
male and female further down the street a little while later which surprised me.

There were actually two immatures, unless one was a female - the thing is, the 
call didn't sound like a GW's call - and the bird had faint striations on its 
front. They were both calling in the same shrub - practicing? It didn't sound 
right though. Otherwise all fits immature GW, especially the rufous edging to 
the wings. Do you think this is what I saw - there isn't anything else it could 
be is there?

many thanks,
......................................... Arwen Blackwood Ximenes
Lawson, Blue Mountains, 
Are you paid what you're worth? Find out: SEEK Salary Centre

To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU