My first impression was that of what a hybrid Paradise Tanager and Mrs Gould's
Sunbird might look like.
> On 12 Apr 2016, at 19:33, Laurie Knight <> wrote:
> The shape is a bit like a spinebill. However, to me, the jizz of the bird
> looks more like a bird from New Zealand or from SE Asia.
>> On 12/04/2016, at 6:29 PM, Bill Stent wrote:
>> I understand that part of the bird is going to be transparent, and the
>> specimen given was drawn on a blue background. This might explain the blue
>> belly, at least.
>>> On 12/04/2016, at 6:14 PM, Peter Shute <> wrote:
>>> Here it is. It's supposed to be an Eastern Spinebill. Is there any species
>>> like that in other countries?
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>> On 12 Apr 2016, at 5:48 PM, Neil Cheshire <> wrote:
>>>> Interesting design for the new Australian $5 banknote - two 'native' birds
>>>> are featured both of which appear to be new to science as they do not
>>>> resemble any known native species!
>>>> How could a design get to this stage with such obvious mistakes?
>>>> The banknote can be seen at 'The Guardian' on line.
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