Penny Drake-Brockman <>
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 13:15:40 +1100
From: COOK David <>
To: "'Matthew Taylor'" <>
Subject: RE: birding-aus Flamingoes over Manly?
> Can anyone shed any light on this unusual observation?
> Thursday morning about 8am, four flying north over Manly. Half awake I
> just ticked them in my head with a mental note that I had not seen any for
> a while and not previously in this area. Then I realised I had not seen
> flamingoes since Cape Town and not ever on this continent!
> Any escapes from Taronga or other zoos?
> Anything else that can appear flamingo like at the wrong angle. The
> enormously long necks, and misshapen heads seemed so characteristic.
> Ibises and spoonbills are quite different. I haven't seen brolgas in
> flight yet but they look to have a very different silhouette.
> I know pigeons can look like almost any similar sized raptor, passerine or
> earnestly desired tick but flamingo would be stretching even their
> impressionist skills.
> Matthew Taylor
> 32/1 Addison Road
> NSW 2095
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