Any ideas?

To: "'Brian Fleming'" <>, "'David Jackson and Jenny Watson'" <>, "'Greg and Val Clancy'" <>, "'Tone'" <>
Subject: Any ideas?
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 22:24:59 +1100
I also believe it is a female Hooded Robin. I suspect too much white in
tail, or more to the point, white showing in too many feathers, for a female
Red-capped Robin and the arrangement of black and white in the tail appears
to me to be closer to that of a Hooded Robin. Certainly one of those two,
they surely would both be regulars at Cocoparra NP. But the shape, on that
one photo, looks more like the dumpy shape of a Red-capped Robin than
typical of a Hooded Robin. Even so, I suspect the tail pattern is a stronger
character than the shape. Unless I am wrong of course.

Not a Western (or any other) Gerygone.  

And yes I recall Yellow Robin there also. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Brian Fleming
Sent: Friday, 30 March, 2018 6:31 PM
Subject: Any ideas?

Looks to me like female Hooded Robin.

It's a long time since we camped at Cocopara -  thirty years?. I can 
never forget climbing up from a shady gully where we saw Yellow Robins 
(their westernmost distribution) up onto a rocky height where we found 
both Hooded and Red-capped Robins in cypress-pines.

Anthea Fleming

On 30/03/2018 5:42 PM, David Jackson and Jenny Watson wrote:
> Hi all,
> Any comments appreciated. Just back from Cocoparra National Park and
> photographed this bird at Woolshed Flat (coordinates at
> rk
> ark&params=34_06_57_S_146_13_23_E_type:landmark_region:AU-NSW>
> &params=34_06_57_S_146_13_23_E_type:landmark_region:AU-NSW). Am I right in
> thinking it is a Gerygone, perhaps a Western Gerygone?
> Thanks
> David in Blackheath

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