Identification of Tittifers (serious birders delete)

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Subject: Identification of Tittifers (serious birders delete)
From: Peter Ewin <>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:05:17 +1100
I have given a warning but hopefully someone can quickly answer this question 
which has been driving me crazy.
As a father of two toddlers (one of who loves looking at bird books) I am a 
regular watcher of "In the Night Garden". At various stages (and particularly 
near the end) four birds called the tittifers (this is the best image I could 
find - is this on a fellow B-A Picasso site? I regularly get 
asked what the birds are - and am fine with the Hoopoe, Turaco and Toucan. 
However, I have no idea what the four small birds at top left are. A search of 
the web provides no answer - Wikipedia has Shaft-tailed Finch (which appears to 
be another name for Long-tailed Finch) and used to have Blue Lorikeet (which is 
not correct either). I had a thought it might be one of the South American 
Bellbirds (Cotinga) but looking up HBW it doesn't look right. The colour and 
size may have been altered (as has happened with the other birds) though they 
seem to a wattle just above the white throat.
Does anyone have any idea what these birds are - otherwise I am going to sit 
and look through every plate of HBW until I find out what it is.


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