Bush chickknee developments (SEQ)

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Subject: Bush chickknee developments (SEQ)
From: knightl <>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 18:43:16 +1000
The Spring Hill thickknee chick continues to grow and now is a scale replica of its parents. For the last week, it has been sitting on a slope halfway between two footpaths, so people are regularly passing within 10 metres of its position. Typically one of the parents sits nearby, while the other sets up about 30 metres away. The chick sitting parent was making an interesting cheeping call when I stopped to say hello yesterday.

I took some photographs of the chick a couple of weeks ago, which I can email to anyone who is interested. At that stage, the chick had oddly shaped "shins" - like it was wearing cricket pads. It's lower "legs" are still wider than its parents, one of its legs seems to be at an angle and it doesn't seem to be walking too easily - so I suspect the chick may be deformed. Is anyone in the group familiar with the leg structure of juvenile thickknees?

Regards, Laurie

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