Unknown bird, Darwin Harbour

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Subject: Unknown bird, Darwin Harbour
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:19:24 +1000
But the outer tail feathers in the photo Russell found still project further 
than the others, giving it a slightly forked appearance. Bill's photo shows a 
very rounded tail. I'd think that would only be possible in this species (GBT) 
if the outer tail feathers had moulted and/or were regrowing. Is that a 
possibility at this time of year?

Despite the idea of the legs being made to appear red by fringing being mine, I 
can't quite believe it's true. I'm interested to hear opinions about that, and 
also in explanations for the light bill tip in the first photo - is it the 
bill, or something in it?

Peter Shute

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