Crescent Honeyeaters Botanic Gardens

To: "shaun bagley" <>
Subject: Crescent Honeyeaters Botanic Gardens
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 13:57:33 +1000
Hi Shaun,
I won't try to identify it from that but you wrote "too big for offspring of usual resident ES or NH honeyeaters". I would point out that the size difference between these species is minimal and hardly discernible in the field, even less so for fledglings. Pizzey's book shows that the Crescent Honeyeater is smaller than the NH honeyeaters and the same size or smaller than the Spinebill. So your reasoning for identifying on size, thinking that a fledgling Crescent Honeyeater is bigger than the other two, would appear to be invalid.
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