Provenance of the ex-Siberian Thrush

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Subject: Provenance of the ex-Siberian Thrush
From: "Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:47:22 +1000
I keep expecting someone to pose the question: What are the chances that
this is a ship-assisted record? Esperance seems to suggest the
possibility/probability, doesn't it?

Does anyone have any information about this record, or about Esperance
shipping movements, which would make this more or less likely?




-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Carl Clifford
Sent: Tuesday, 12 July 2011 7:40 PM
To: Simon Mustoe
Subject: Photos of Siberian Thrush



A rather cracking find, pity it was dead and can't really be added to  

the Australian list.. I presume that it has island hopped down the  

Sundas and Nusa Tenngara, as the are not renowned for long hop  

flights, preferring to refuel every day or so. Pity it had not been  

found earlier on its Australian leg but there is a lot of open space  

down the WA coast and not many birders looking. Also they are furtive  

little devils. It took me 2 hours to finally nail my first one,  

despite the fact that it was calling regularly.

Thanks for reporting this discovery.


Carl Clifford


Ps don't suppose anyone could tell which race it was? I presume it was  

siberica, as the chances of a davisoni getting here would be an even  

more of a wonder.




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