Grasswrens and fairy-wrens.

To: Allan Richardson <>, Martin Cake <>
Subject: Grasswrens and fairy-wrens.
From: Peter Ewin <>
Date: Sat, 9 May 2015 22:08:43 +1000
An interesting concept - would they then tick the Top End or Kimberley race of 
the Variegated Fairy-wren where the female is very different to the southern 
races, whereas the male is very similar?
The one Gouldian Finch I have seen was a juvenile bird amongst a flock of 
finches near Top Springs Roadhouse - it was actually a challenge to ID and I 
would love to see a full adult male, but it is definately on my list!

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> Date: Sat, 9 May 2015 08:27:13 +1000
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> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Grasswrens and fairy-wrens.
> CC: 
> Agree with Graeme Martin - that is a cracking bird (aren’t they all?).
> I once showed a young birder (who will remain nameless) a family group of 
> White-winged Fairy-wrens, but all we saw were females, and funnily enough he 
> wouldn’t tick the species on his list until he had seen a coloured up male. 
> Oh didn’t we get into a debate on whether the fairer sex could take offence 
> to such a notion, but he wouldn’t see it any other way. I defy him not to 
> tick this taxa on a female alone…….
> Thanks for sharing,
> Allan
> > On 8 May 2015, at 9:55 pm, Martin Cake <> wrote:
> > 
> > OK, so it seems the much-touted ability to post photos to the list is not 
> > functional.
> > 
> > I have uploaded the female dulcis pic to ALA - which I support as a good 
> > way to upload photos with heaps of useful metadata.
> > 
> > Sightings sometimes take a while to enter the full database (vetted I 
> > suppose?) but in the meantime it should be visible here (?):
> > 
> >
> > 
> > If anyones interested I can send them to you directly.
> > 
> > Regards
> > Martin
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