Nowhere near as out of range as a Grey-headed lapwing for example!
There are populations around Ayr in Queensland!
On 26/02/2009, at 16:35 , Nikolas Haass wrote:
There are some 80 species in the genus Zosterops in the world. Since
the bird is way out of range for AU Yellow White-eyes, I'd suggest to
think about an exotic escapee too.
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Subject: Yellow-White-eye at Sawtell?
I photographed a bird which looks exactly like a Yellow White-eye
(confirmed by second opinion) on the morning of 22 Feb at Sawtell NSW
while photographing Yellow Thornbills. The location was within 100m
of the lower car park of Boambee Lookout on the footpath to the top
car park, on the right (south) side of the path. Unfortunately I
haven't yet the know-how to share the photo via a link but I can send
it via e-mail attachment. Since the location is a long way outside
the range for Yellow White-eyes, could it be anything else? Could it
be an escapee? Are Yellow White-eyes kept as cage birds?
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