rawnsley's bowerbird - Lamington NP

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Subject: rawnsley's bowerbird - Lamington NP
From: "dan and wendy" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 07:39:03 +1000
For those interseted,
Last week I observed and photographed what was previously described as Rawnsley's Bowerbird. It was described in 1867 as a species but was later found to be a hybrid of the Regent and Satin Bowerbird. As far as I can tell from ringing around, it is an extremely rare hybrid of which litle is known. The bird has the gold primary and secondary feathers of a regent bb, as well as it's bill and an iris of bright blue (unlike that of a satin). The rest of the bird is like a satin bowerbird male. The bird was seen in Timbarra Drive, the last estate, about 2km from Binna Burra. Unfortunately I don't have a web site to post it to but am happy to put it on one for everyone to look at.
Cheers..Dan Blunt
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