Difficult birds?

To: John Hopkins <>
Subject: Difficult birds?
From: Andrew Bell via Birding-Aus <>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:33:35 +0930
Hi John

Easiest spot i know for Silver-backed Butcherbird is Emerald Springs Roadhouse, 
north of Pine Creek, stop for a coffee and a meal on the shady deck out the 
back and chances are a SBBB will join you in the deck looking for scraps. 
They’re relaible and quite tame.

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater sporadic but quite common in savannah woodland around 
Katherine, and around town, the eucalypts around the Katherine Visitor 
Information Centre carpark are a fair bet.


Andrew Bell

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> On 15 Aug 2018, at 01:07, John Hopkins <> wrote:
> 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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