Wayward Brahminy

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Subject: Wayward Brahminy
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 09:57:30 +1030
Hi all, I went with Bob Sothman yesterday (Sun) morning to have another look at the Kite at Caloote on the Murray River, and, as noticed before, confirmed that although it had all the other characteristics of a Brahminy, the upper mandible is extremely long. The colour is right and the lower mandible looks OK, but the upper is very long and hooked downwards, a bit like a Long-billed Corella or Black Cockatoo but sticking out much further away from the face and way past the end of the lower mandible.
I don't have any international bird books, being a bit parochial I suppose, but does this beak characteristic ring any bells with those people who might be into world birds rather than just Ozbirds?
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