ID please

Subject: ID please
From: Jude Latt <>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 17:03:45 -0500 (EST)
I'm in Tasmania now but so wish I were back on the Murray River
but it seems that what I heard must have been a White-plumbed Honeyeater
as it is a popular bird for the area ... I saw many in Victoria. Just didn't 
the call ...

-----Original Message-----
From: Helen Horton <>
To: Jude Latt <>; birding-aus <>
Sent: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 4:34 am
Subject: ID please

I think this is almost definitely a White-plumed Honeyeater.  When I first 
started birding I used to think of it as 'pretty sweet, pretty sweet, 
pretty sweet', which would translate to your 'cocka- whet' quite 
well.  White-plumed Honeyeaters are at home in river red gums over a huge area.

Helen Horton

At 05:02 PM 5/12/2012, Jude Latt wrote:
>I am on holdiay from Qld on route to Tassy.
>I'm camped on the Murray River very close to the town of Cobram Victoria
>I keep hearing a call but for the life of me can't see the bird for the 
>1000's of Red River Gums
>I seem to hear the call very close to the river and not back towards the 
>town levy bank.
>Unfortunately I've not been able to record the sound but I'm hoping 
>someone might know
>Cocka Whet   Cocka Whet  Cocka Whet    then a break and then repeated 
>again with a break etc.
>Burpengary Qld
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