Iron Range/Cape York trip November 2012

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Subject: Iron Range/Cape York trip November 2012
From: Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge <>
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:57:28 +1000
Hi Folks
Alan Stuart in his Iron Range/Cape York trip November 2012 report mentioned id of Black-face/Black-winged Monarch.

"We spent our final 2 nights at Kingfisher Park, which was its usual
wonderful self. Red-necked Crakes and Bush-hens were present but they were
elusive and not seen by all of us.  Interestingly, a monarch with black on
its wings was seen by some of our group - but I understand there is a bit of
a story to it and that it is considered to be a Black-faced Monarch. I
didn't see the bird and will leave it to others to shed light about it."

This weeks blog  from the Lodge 
has a few images of Black-faced Monarch found at the Lodge and being reported 
in other areas north of Cairns.
Interesting to know if birds with these features have  been seen further south 
These are just a few of our observations showing variability in these birds.
We are not saying Black-winged Monarch is not here but we have not seen one yet 
which fits all the ID features of black-winged.

Keith & Lindsay.

    Keith & Lindsay Fisher
    Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge
    RN 6 Mt. Kooyong Road
    Julatten QLD 4871
    Ph : (07) 4094 1263
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