Butcherbirds (was Range of Weebill)

My impression (not based on hard data) is that Grey Butcherbirds have
increased in abundance in the suburbs of Sydney too (north of the harbour,
at least). I don’t have an obvious explanation for why this may be the
case.

Stephen Ambrose
Ryde, NSW

—–Original Message—–
From: Birding-Aus [birding-aus-bounces@birding-aus.org> on behalf of Peter
Shute < pshute@nuw.org.au>
Sent: Monday, 16 April 2018 5:07 AM
To: Mike Carter
Cc:
birding-aus@birding-aus.org
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Range of Weebill

What’s the reason for the increase in butcherbirds? People feeding them?

Peter Shute

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> On 15 Apr 2018, at 8:34 pm, Mike Carter < pterodroma@bigpond.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Patrick, Buff-rumped Thornbill is even more unlikely; that 2006
publication that I mentioned lists that species as extinct on the Peninsula.
Yellow-rumped Thornbill is a possibility but is distinctive so unlikely to
be confused and has a patchy distribution. White-browed Scrubwren has a
prominent white eye and would be plundered by Grey Butcherbirds which have
become more common in built-up areas in the last three decades.
>
>



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