Unidentified bird - more misinformation

To: "'Jeremy O'Wheel'" <>, "'Tom Tarrant'" <>
Subject: Unidentified bird - more misinformation
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:30:35 +1100
It looks a lot like the Emperor Fairy-wren Malurus cyanocephalus from PNG.
At least is seems entirely consistent with the painting (page 59) in Richard
Schodde's Fairy wren book.

So quite some interpretive license calling it our bird. 


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Jeremy O'Wheel
Sent: Wednesday, 20 February 2013 1:05 PM
To: Tom Tarrant
Cc: Anthony Overs; Baus; 
Subject: Unidentified bird - more misinformation

A google image search did manage to find a less bright version of the photo.
I don't know if this is the original, or a real bird.


On 20 February 2013 12:52, Tom Tarrant <> wrote:

> Looks like a 'photoshopped' Common Yellowthroat from the US.
> Tom
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Anthony Overs 
> <
> >wrote:
> > Hi everyone
> >
> > Another bird picture doing the rounds on blogs and Facebook. This 
> > one is labelled as a Blue Fairy Wren of Australia. Any ideas as to 
> > what species
> it
> > actually is??
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks
> > Anthony
> > ===============================


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