Yes, like our immature Rufous Whistler, I think we can agree that our potential
'Great Shearwater' is almost certainly an immature Australasian Gannet - and
the report removed.
On Behalf Of Mike Carter
Sent: Monday, 19 March 2012 11:29 AM
Subject: Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update GREAT SHEARWATER CLEARLY NOT
The Birdline WA Ed invited comments on this 'Great Shearwater' claim for a
bird whose description fits Gannet, is the size of a Gannet and behaves like a
Gannet. How about unbelievable!
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza VIC 3930
Tel (03) 9787 7136
Hi Nikolas, Sonja & all, I'm with you guys for sure, a young gannet for mine.
Certainly not a Great Shearwater. Cheers, Martin Cachard,
Cairns, 0428 782 808
> Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 12:50:16 +1100
> To: ;
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Comment on Eremaea Great Shearwater at Marmion
> Marine Park, Perth, WA
> Hi Nicholas,
> Having seen one earlier this year, the size alone would make me doubtful.
> On 18/03/2012, at 12:46 PM, Nikolas Haass wrote:
> > Hi Birding-Aus,
> > There is a report of a Great Shearwater on Eremaea's Birdline Australia and
> > Birdline WA.
> > I believe that the description rules out a Great Shearwater. The
> > description of the plumage makes me rather think of Streaked Shearwater
> > than Great Shearwater. However, taken described plumage, size and feeding
> > behaviour together, I believe that this bird was an immature Gannet.
> > Any comments?
> > Cheers,
> > Nikolas