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Myiagra cyanoleuca

Satin Flycatcher at Canyonleigh

Myiagra cyanoleuca at Canyonleigh - 3 Oct 2020
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Identification history

Myiagra cyanoleuca 4 Oct 2020 BLSHFour
Myiagra cyanoleuca 4 Oct 2020 NigeHartley

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Author's notes

Pair beside Paddy's River at single lane bridge on Inverary Road. Lots of calling


BLSHFour wrote:
   4 Oct 2020
Nigel. Could this be Leaden and not Satin flycatcher?
   4 Oct 2020
Hi BLSHFour.
I was working off the call but have a male photo that shows the obtuse angle of the dark throat.
Also a female showing the buff edged wing feathers.
I'll try to figure out how to post the 2 additional photos. I may go down next week as it's very close to a bird walk next Sunday and see if I can get a recording.
Leaden v Satin is tough (at least for me)!
BLSHFour wrote:
   4 Oct 2020
Agree...Leaden and Satin flycatchers can be difficult to separate and in particular the females and young birds. If there was a male nearby that is was recognised as a Satin then I will confirm this sighting. Certainly anybody in the future using these photos for research will see the dilemma.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 3 Oct 2020 01:21 PM Recorded on
  • NigeHartley Recorded by
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