For a laugh - Tim Murphy may be on Chanel 10 Brisbane tonight

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Subject: For a laugh - Tim Murphy may be on Chanel 10 Brisbane tonight
From: "Tim Murphy" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 13:34:58 +1000
About three weeks ago I received a report that a Brush Turkey / Chicken
hybrid has been reported in Ashgrove. It was a haunting a Brush Turkey mound
and generally in company with one.

I went over and photographed the bird and studied the pictures at leisure. I
determined that the bird was a melanistic chicken, not an hybrid, reported
this to the original reporter and dropped the matter.

This morning I received a phone call from Channel 10, apparently pilgrimages
are being made to the site. I gave a long interview to a reporter,
explaining why I believed that it was not an hybrid but a chook, and showed
them the bird.

If it is a slow news day I should be on after 5 today on Channel 10. You can
watch it for a laugh.

The photo of the bird is on the Birds Queensland Web Site

Another (larger) photo is on

Opinions welcome. Am I wrong?

Tim Murphy

PS. For Reoez - sorry - no mention of Peak Oil.


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