Mystery bird (Bright, Victoria)

To: "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: Mystery bird (Bright, Victoria)
From: "Colin Driscoll" <>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:21:19 +1100
Just for the sake of it I have done a bit of work on a couple of the images

FWIW my immediate reaction was Fuscous.

Colin Driscoll

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Tony Russell
Sent: Monday, 31 March 2008 9:12 AM
To: 'Jeff Davies'; 'Mike Carter'; 'Peter Shute'; 
Cc: 'Peter Menkhorst'; 'Danny Rogers'; 'Rohan Clarke'
Subject: Mystery bird (Bright, Victoria)

Time to say we just aren't at all sure what it might have been and let it go
at that.? Surely the pics were too dark and fuzzy for any reasonable

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Jeff Davies
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 6:53 PM
To: 'Mike Carter'; 'Peter Shute'; 
Cc: 'Peter Menkhorst'; 'Danny Rogers'; 'Rohan Clarke'
Subject: Mystery bird (Bright, Victoria)

I would be more inclined towards Juv Fuscous, which don't have an obvious
plume at this age. I don't see "chip" as a problem for fuscous but I do for
Painted. Juv Painteds don't have a yellow eye-ring as far as I'm aware but
juv Fuscous definitely do along with the inner half of bill yellow. My money
is on Fuscous.

Cheers Jeff.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Carter 
Sent: Sunday, 30 March 2008 7:00 PM
To: Peter Shute; 
Cc: Jeff Davies; Danny Rogers; Peter Menkhorst; Rohan Clarke
Subject: Mystery bird (Bright, Victoria)

Looks like a juv Painted Honeyeater to me. Bill shape and colour, tubby
bird, brown above, yellow edge to wing and tail, ....

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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