help with 3 birds

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Poida84
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help with 3 birds

Hi

I need help with 3 birds 

first 2 photos are of one bird i cannot seem to find similar identification on the site or in the bird book i have almost thought it could be a bowerbird? but does not have blue eyes so i am not sure.

3rd photo i cannot work out if it is a warbler or thornbill.

and last photo is this a swamp harrier? seen it grab a welcome swallow then letting go. if is in discription mentions they migrate to tasmania in summer?

all three birds are around Thirlmere lakes, NSW

Thanks

soakes
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Some sort of cuckoo, some sort of scrubwren, some sort of bird-of-prey.

You're welcome ;-)

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

Poida84
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Thanks mate Fantailed  Cuckoo and white-browed scrub wren funny as these 2 were moving together on the ground :D 

i figured out the bird of prey just trying to confirm it is a swamp harrier. 

Azza210328
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Definetly juvenile fan-tailed cuckoo, white-browed scrubwren, and yes I think it is a swamp harrier.

AJ Anderson
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Poida84 wrote:

i figured out the bird of prey just trying to confirm it is a swamp harrier. 

Affirmative, Female Swamp Harrier.

AJ Anderson
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Poida84 wrote:

and last photo is this a swamp harrier? seen it grab a welcome swallow then letting go. if is in discription mentions they migrate to tasmania in summer?

all three birds are around Thirlmere lakes, NSW

Thanks

Swamp Harrier's may migrate to Tasmania, Vic and s.SA to breed in Summer (Sept-Feb) according to my field guide (P&K - 9th ed.).

Poida84
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Ah i see i must have read it wrong in the guide... i swear i need better bird book then this crappy readers digest one lol

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