Western Gerygone ??

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laza's picture
Western Gerygone ??

Stopped to have some lunch by the highway just out of Bunbury and this little fella which im guessing is a Western Gerygone hop along on the fence.

Always great to be in the right place at right time

dougt's picture

Great shots Laza.  MAny a time I have seen the perfect shot and not had the camera ready.  Grrr



Great shots laza .... first is a real cracker, i like the swept back hairstyle. Cant help you with id but certainly has gerygone features.

laza's picture

Thanks guys, pretty sure its a Gerygone with the split white eye ring.

Certainly hope so anyway as that first photo is  my first bird photo that has been showcased on a Instragram birds group :)

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HelloBirdy's picture

It is a greygone but I don't think it is a Western Gerygone. There could be some geographical variation but the ones we get here are much greyer

Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

laza's picture

Hi Ryu

Im not 100 percent sure but other Gerygone types here in West dont really resemble it either and most are in far north.

Ive seen a couple of darker colour birds posted on WA sites as Western and I  cant really find anything else it can be.

Though I wont be surprised if im corrected : )

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Devster's picture

Absolute cracker photos! I had a bit of a look and as Ryu mentioned the Western Gerygones seem to be a lot greyer. In saying that I can't givr a positive ID on the bird in your photos.

sue818's picture

With the split eye-ring, red eye and white to the tail, I think that it cannot be anything but a Western Gerygone. However could it be a juvenile with that more intense brownish colour or a local variation as Ryu suggests. Good capture 


alcatraz's picture

Great shots laza. Love the first one!

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