John Hopkins <>
Andrew Bell via Birding-Aus <>
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:33:35 +0930
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.
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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 reports...at 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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