Odd Miner, Melbourne

Subject: Odd Miner, Melbourne
From: Bill Stent <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:40:41 +1100
Walking the dog along Kooning Creek this morning, we came across a weird 
looking Miner. In a colony of Noisy Miners, it has a head just like a Noisy, 
including the half black cap, but when it flies, there are large white patches 
on its upper wings, as though it has white primaries. When folded it shows as a 
white stripe like a Dusky Woodswallow.

Just a weird individual, some sort of leukistic (if that’s the right term), or 
maybe a hybrid? The nearest Yellow-throated is about 500km away, and they don’t 
have white wings either.

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