Unlikely bird combinations

To: "BA email" <>
Subject: Unlikely bird combinations
From: "simon starr" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 19:56:04 +1100
Hi bozzers,
All the reports of Black Honeyeaters in southern Victoria this year, plus the 
big influx of Scarlet Honeyeaters to the eastern part of the state, as far 
across as Melbourne, has got me wondering when some lucky individual might see 
the two species together in the same spot.  As far as I know this hasn't 
happened down here yet, happy to be corrected. Would be a lovely sight.

The thought of it reminded me of a special moment birding on the Isles of 
Scilly( UK) back in the 1980's when a Yellow-browed Warbler ( Asia ) and a 
Blackpoll Warbler ( United States ) shared the same tree. One of those bizarrre 
events that can happen in the Scilly season.

Interested to hear of any other unlikely combos, witnessed here, or overseas.  
I guess there are many, when a rarity turns up a long way from home, but I'm 
thinking particularly of moments when both birds seen are far from their usual 

Has anyone seen a Turquoise Parrot alongside a Scarlet-chested in Mt Isa ?? !,

And what would be the ultimate combo... ?   Penguin meets Auk in the Torres 
Strait  !??

Simon Starr.

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