more bird ids needed

To: "'Kim Gillen'" <>, <>
Subject: more bird ids needed
From: "Jeff Davies" <>
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:04:35 +1100
G'day Kim,

1. once the midtones are reset this bird appears to be a male Kestrel.
2. Richards Pipit correct.
3. Horsefield's Bronze Cuckoo correct.
4. Stubble Quail correct.
5. Looking at the male I would call this bird a Leaden based on marginally
paler wings compared to head and the obviously paler under surface of tail.
The breast cut off line also appears to be straight across as seen in the
shot of the male on the nest, this is also consistent with Leaden, Satin
show the cut off line curving/extending down a tad at the sides along the
edge of the wing.

Cheers Jeff.

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Kim Gillen
Sent: Saturday, 28 November 2009 1:50 PM
Subject: more bird ids needed

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
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 tail???
Any help will be appreciated!!  
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