"Roger Giller" <>
Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:15:16 +1100
I have just returned from a 4 month, 24000 km caravan trip to Qld, NT,WA and
SA. It was not specifically a birding trip but we ticked 62 new species. I
need time to sort out all the observations, and will eventually post some
numbers etc., but thought I would start with this.
On our first night out of Sydney we stopped at Burrendong Dam. Among the many
birds around the caravan park was an Australian Magpie with an unusual
chocolate brown colouration on the wings. I managed a couple of photos, of
which this is the best. More surprising was that a few days later we saw
another one with similar colouration at Charleville. The photo of this one is
also on ABID.
I have seen lots of Magpies of all ages but never with this colouration. We
did not see any others like this on the trip, although there were the
"white-backed" race in the expected places.
There were plenty of "normal" coloured Magpies in both locations.
Is this unusual. I had a quick Google but found nothing specific on Brown
To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering
takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely
a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way.
If you wish to get material removed from the archive or
have other queries about the archive e-mail
Andrew Taylor at this address: