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  • Myiagra rubecula Leaden Flycatcher

    03 Jan 2016-37.5,145.0Suzi Duncan

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    1. David Francis  Always a treat to see these!

      Reply • 02 Mar 2018

    2. Suzi Duncan  Thank you David. They come at the end of summer every year and stay for a couple of weeks.

      Reply • 03 Mar 2018

  • Endoxyla spp.

    03 Jan 2016-37.9,145.4Honeyeater

    I found this in my yard a few weeks ago and after much to-and-fro on some Facebook wildlife identification pages - we identified is as the 'Endoxyla' (size approx 10cm, Female). We thought it might be - . 'Endoxyla Leucomocla or Ghost Moth, Goats moth but settled on Endoxyla - which is known in the Dandenong Ranges and has a similar wing pattern and size (approx 10cm), and colouring (red tinged, tho most gone on this specimen).

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    1. Chris Lindorff  Hi. It is a great record of what is predominately an inland species. She is very worn and tattered, so presumably traveled far to reach your backyard.

      Reply • 22 Jan 2016

    2. Chris Lindorff  Hi. Here is some useful information from Peter Marriott (moth expert) regarding your observation.

      Reply • 22 Jan 2016

    3. Chris Lindorff  From Peter Marriott: E. leucomochla is normally a dry-country thing and is found in the west of the state. The photographed specimen from the Dandenongs is not it (The Dandenongs one has brown hind wings, brown on top (dorsally) of the abdomen, a grey thorax with a black line, grey scales along the costa and probably over much of the forewings). There are two or three grey coloured moths (affinis, magnifica) and about 5 without names. The loss of scales is too extreme to be able to put a name to it. So Endoxyla sp. it should remain.

      Reply • 22 Jan 2016

    4. Honeyeater  Thanks

      Reply • 22 Jan 2016

  • Stercorarius parasiticus Arctic Jaeger

    03 Jan 2016-38.0,144.6Michael Gooch

    This Jaeger was very interesting indeed - very pale and unfortunately with some form of deformity or damage to its lower mandible exposing its tongue.

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