Difficult birds?

Subject: Difficult birds?
From: John Hopkins <>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:37:44 +0100
Greetings  fellow birders.

The kind people  on this  list have been most generous to me in the past with their knowledge of some of Australia's  more  difficult birds. Well, I'm on the scrounge again !  I,( well, three of us actually) will be birding in Australia  in late Sept./Oct. this year  and have been using  the excellent eBird Australia  to help us locate  species  we  would like to see. Two of the ones  we want in the NT  seem to be sparse  and irregular , at least according to that site, even though  they should be fairly  easy ( according to the books anyway!).  Does  anyone have  any reasonably  reliable sites  for Silver-backed  Butcherbird  and Yellow-tinted  Honeyeater? We are basically  doing  Mt. Isa  to Birdsville ( via Winton ...I'll check out  the  sewage ponds !) and then Darwin/Kakadu/across to Vict. River  and Timber Creek. We are also hoping to have a look for Rufous Scrub-bird in the Barrington/Gloucester  Tops area ( we'll stay at Gloucester  for that)....but there  don't seem to  be many recent least not with directions.So any help on these  3  species would be most gratefully  received...please  reply  privately to me if  you don't  want to bore  your  resident birders!!

Many Thanks,  John Hopkins.

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