Unlikely bird combinations

To: "'simon starr'" <>, "'BA email'" <>
Subject: Unlikely bird combinations
From: "Paul Dodd" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 18:47:32 +1100
Well Simon, with the Black Honeyeater at Serendip and the recently reported
Scarlet Honeyeater at Lederberg Gorge, the ranges of the two species have
definitely overlapped in Victoria this season. It wouldn't surprise me to
hear of the two species in the one field of view in the Bacchus Marsh area
sometime soon!

Paul Dodd
Docklands, Victoria

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of simon starr
Sent: Sunday, 7 February 2010 7:56 PM
To: BA email
Subject: Unlikely bird combinations

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

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 haunts.

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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