Subject: RE: Grassbird - Re: [Birding-Aus] Brown Songlark
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 19:04:11 +1100
Sorry for not replying any sooner about why I thought this image is of a Tawny
For me it was an instant easy decision due to the rufous crown & nape, together
with a relatively clean unstreaked underbody. This is not the head colour of
Little Grassbirds, which are also much more heavilly marked on the underparts
than this bird shows.
I thought the tail looking a little short was only due to the angle the image
was taken from, so that the tail length was never a concern for me.
We in Cairns are very fortunate to have this species here in some abundance, so
we get to see them very frequently.
Cheers for now,
0428 782 808
Subject: Grassbird - Re: [Birding-Aus] Brown Songlark
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 12:04:26 +1100
Hi Mark,I tried to reply to birding-aus last night but all my email attempts
bounced as spam!Anyhow, my best guess was Little Grassbird. Hard to judge from
just one photo, but I thought the tail appeared too short, bill too fine & legs
too dark for Tawny Grassbird. Cheers, Steve McBrideBallina
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