Re: Rose-coloured Starling

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Subject: Re: Rose-coloured Starling
From: "Robert Inglis" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 07:02:29 +1000
A quick search of the WWW seems to indicate that the more common 'Common Name' 
is Rose-coloured
But who really cares.

I have not seen either bird but my limited references would indicate that the 
bird allegedly sighted
near Broome, Western Australia, was a juvenile.
This is based on the colour of the pink bits, the yellow at the base of the 
bill and the colour of
the legs.
Does this have any significance as to it being or not being a self-powered or a 
Hint: There was a suggestion that  a self-powered arrivee which had merely 
taken a lefty instead of
a righty would possibly have had time to indulge in a moult or two during the 
trip thus arriving in
mint-plumaged condition. I would think that a bird which has gone through at 
least one moult would
probably no longer be a juvenile.

Bob Inglis
Woody Point

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