more bird ids needed

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Subject: more bird ids needed
From: Kim Gillen <>
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:50:06 +1100
Hi all,

At the beginning of November we went to Krambach for a couple of weeks.  I was 
on my own for a few days - so I did some serious birding (as didn't have in tow 
a husband who doesn't understand my obession!!) however I took that many photos 
that it has taken me quite a while to get them in order!

Among all the usual suspects, we had a few springtime visitors such as a 
White-throated Gerygone, Olive backed Oriole busily building its nest, a pair 
of Satin Bowerbirds, Scarlet honeyeaters, brown-headed honeyeaters, some noisy 
Dollar birds and Common Koels.  Also swa ones that I don't often see such as 
both the Golden and Rufous Whistlers who were nest building, red backed fairy 
wrens, a sacred kingfisher, a little black cormorant who flew into our dam, and 
a large family group of King Parrots.

Ones that were first time sightings for me were Varigated Fairy-wrens, a Rufous 
fantail, a flock of  Scaly-breasted Lorikeets and Musk Lorikeets who were 
together with Rainbow Lorikeets in a flowering gum tree, Black-faced Monarchs 
building a nest and a group of Grey-crowned Babblers.  

Also saw quite a few snakes this time - which is unusual and not something I am 
all that  pleased about!

However, once again I need some help identifying some birds.   I have posted 
these photos on Flickr.  

1.  I know that it is unlikely, however could this be a grey falcon?  It has a 
yellow cere and legs and has facial markings.

2.  I was certain at the time that this was a Richard's Pipit.  However, when 
looking at a few bird books I am now not as sure.

3.  These photos are not brilliant, however is this a Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo?

4. Is it a stubble quail?

5.  Once again, I am confused about my flycatchers!!  I saw a pair building a 
nest but even after looking at the photos for a while I am not sure if they 
were Satins or Leadens.  But don't they build a beautiful nest!!  I am leaning 
towards a Satin as the breast marking looks to be concave? in relation to its 

Any help will be appreciated!!

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