Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 74, Issue 5

Re Shrike-tit split.

Hi Dave, The split into Eastern, Western and Northern Shrike-tits has been mooted for decades based on distribution and colour differences, the latter are minor but definite. Why Birdlife has split them is questionable. The split makes it harder for twitchers, the Northern form has eluded us on many visits but is . . . → Read More: Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 74, Issue 5

Shrike-tit split

I discovered a few days ago that BirdLife Australia have split the Shrike-tit in their latest list ( and this happened back in August, I have seen no reference to this on Birding-Aus so can I assume that most people do not use that taxonomy – the only reason I noticed is that I . . . → Read More: Shrike-tit split

Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, December 9, 2019 to Sunday, December 15, 2019:

Area: SA

Location: Adelaide botanic garden

Little Grassbird (Megalurus gramineus) (1) The little grassbird has been calling from the rushes surrounding one of the storage ponds next to First Creek wetland for a . . . → Read More: Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

Australian Shelduck.

Hi all there were 2 female Australian Shelducks at Pitt Town Lagoon this morning a fairly rare bird for Sydney. Cheers Michael. Sent from my Samsung GALAXY S5 on the Telstra Mobile network

book wanted

Anyone have a copy of “Peregrines of the World” (Lynx) that you might be ready to let go of ? Judith SEQ 500m

— JudithLA

Fwd: update pallid cuckoos

I would like to suggest what is probably happening. Firstly it would be very strange and hard to imagine how it can ever happen that two juvenile Pallid Cuckoos are being fed by the same individual foster parents. The cuckoo chicks could be siblings (same actual parents – or not) but raised in . . . → Read More: Fwd: update pallid cuckoos

Fwd: update pallid cuckoos

———- Forwarded message ———From: Gary Wright <>Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2019 at 09:34Subject: update pallid cuckoosTo: <> both fledgings are spending time within 10 metres of each other. There appear to be 3-4 spiny cheeks in attendance. Not possible to tell if they are feeding both birds or just their 'own'. One bird . . . → Read More: Fwd: update pallid cuckoos

pallid cuckoo fledgings Wilmington SA

On Wed, 4 Dec 2019 at 08:27, Gary Wright <> wrote: A few days ago a pallid cuckoo fledging announced itself in our yard by its constant calling. Upon locating it we found a pair of spiny cheeked honeyeaters feeding it. We didn't hear it yesterday and wondered where it had got to. . . . → Read More: pallid cuckoo fledgings Wilmington SA