Yellow-breasted Boatbills at Lizard Island?

Subject: Yellow-breasted Boatbills at Lizard Island?
From: Andrew Stafford <>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 12:42:19 +1000
Well, I'd qualify the remarks you attributed to me somewhat, Patrick. Boatbills 
do live in rainforests, but in the lowlands and hills - Martin Cachard or Alan 
Gillanders can advise how high they climb, but I wouldn't describe them as an 
uplands species particularly. They can also get into adjacent eucalypt, vine 
scrub and more open environs; I saw one just outside Julatten along a roadside 
earlier this year, for example.

It's 27 kilometres from the FNQ coast to Lizard Island. I'm not sure whether 
Boatbills are present on any of the local offshore islands, but I would have 
doubted, despite my remarks above, that there's any suitable habitat for them 
on Lizard. But I've never been there, so could be wrong.


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