Can someone confirm this for me?.

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clif2's picture
Can someone confirm this for me?.

I took this photo at Perigian Beach last year on the Sunshine Coast. The only thing I can compare it to is a Varied Triller but I am not sure because they are listed as uncommon to rare in the south-east. Any ideas are appreciated.

Windhover's picture

My initial guess without referring to any reference books is exactly as you said.

Owen1's picture

Definitely a Varied Triller. They have the slight barring on the front and the buff underneath that the White-winged Triller lacks.

Cheers, Owen.

pacman's picture

I agree with Varied Trilled.

I have my Morcombe guide with me and it says as you state 'uncommon to rare in the SE'.

I have however got pics at Enogerra Reservoir, Brisbane and South Ballina, NSW.


Woko's picture

What remarkably diverse birdlife we have in Australia! Worth preserving I would have thought.

clif2's picture

Thanks everyone for your help, I wish the photo had been better but unfortunately the lens I had was faulty and the whole time I thought it was my poor technique. I missed some good opportunities that day with other birds as well for example:- 2 White-bellied Sea eagles courting and mating, a good close shot of a Rainbow Bee-eater and some Dollarbird in flight photos and my first Kingfisher shots. Maybe I should have put this under "rant of the day". Another day I guess.



Melboracis's picture

Cliff we were up at Peregian Beach this week and saw your Triller!

clif2's picture

Thanks ZambeziBoy, it is nice to know that they are still there and a nice photo by the way showing the barring on the underside which my photo didn't convey. I took my photo in the nature strip behind the sand dunes, is that where you found yours?



timmo's picture

Yes, these guys are definitely in the Sunshine Coast area - I have seen them at my folks place in the hinterland.

They are a little hard to spot, as they don't actually move a whole lot and are relatively quiet.

They have also seen the White-winged Triller there a fair bit recently.


clif2's picture

Thanks for the info Tim, next time I am up that way I will have eyes in the back of my head.



birdie's picture

Wow I'll have to keep my eyes open and get up there again Shane. That is great that Zambesiboy got a good clear shot of one up there. I used to go to the heath area behind the Northern end of Stumers creek and that can be interesting too.

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