To: "Philip Veerman" <>, "'calyptorhynchus'" <>, <>
Subject: feather
From: "Greg and Val Clancy" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 13:41:18 +1100
Hi Philip and John,
My first impression as well was a Rainbow Lorikeet but that has been ruled out by Philip and I agree with his reasons.  It is not a Wompoo Fruit-Dove.  I checked in HANZAB and the underside of the remiges (primaries and secondaries) are grey grading to chestnut at base – no yellow patch in that species.  I can’t see any other parrot or pigeon species that has that pattern.  Could it be a foreign cage bird that has escaped?




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Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] feather

My first thought was Rainbow Lorikeet but doesn’t quite fit (they have a narrow distinct yellow band with black above and below on the inner web, with green on the outer web), nor any other parrot, which would be the obvious first group to choose. Whatever bird it is, the upper surface of the closed wing needs to be green and the under surface of the open wing needs to match the orangish colour, such that much of the underwing fits that colour. I believe it fits to Wompoo Fruit-Dove. Checking the Pizzey & Knight field guide, noting the underwing colours, it is an obvious match. I guess they would sometimes be at Brisbane Botanical Gardens. The size and shape would match also.




From: Birding-Aus [ On Behalf Of calyptorhynchus
Sent: Saturday, 26 January, 2019 6:10 PM
To: <>
Subject: [Birding-Aus] feather


Here's a feather pick dup in Brisbane Botanical Gardens. I can't think what bird has green and yellow feathers (about 4 cm long).




John Leonard

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