ASHMORE 2010 Kimberley Birdwatching Trip Report; DARK-SIDED FLYCATCHER a

To: Mike Carter <>
Subject: ASHMORE 2010 Kimberley Birdwatching Trip Report; DARK-SIDED FLYCATCHER added to list
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 08:11:45 +1000
Thanks Mike,

It is interesting to see that the number of vagrant passerines is well above the long term average. I suspect there are some gripped twitchers out there.

I wonder whether the increase seen this year is just a spike or whether there is a trend developing - perhaps due to some environmental change.

Regards, Laurie.

On 30/10/2010, at 5:35 PM, Mike Carter wrote:

We have now determined that the bird in the abbreviated report below claimed as a JUVENILE Grey-streaked Flycatcher was misidentified. It was a juvenile DARK-SIDED FLYCATCHER. Our group pondered on the ID in the field and have now found five characters which give us the confidence to make this claim. As the three leaders of our group are away again from tomorrow we cannot at this time elaborate on this decision. For a series of photographs see

Please note that we have no doubts regarding the adult Grey-streaked Flycatcher so both species were there!

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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