Possible Little Wattle bird

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Subject: Possible Little Wattle bird
From: "Barbara Preston" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:45:02 +1100
I know it's unlikely, but we appear to have a Little Wattlebird in our garden. Last week I had a fairly good look (it was in the hakea just outside my office window) - clearly similar to, but smaller than, our long term resident Red Wattlebirds, with no wattle and no yellow on abdomen, and a rusty reddishness on the wing.
Yesterday my partner (George) saw an unfamiliar bird in the birdbath, having a great time and 'cackling' in a way that he was not familiar with.
I think I just glanced it quickly passing by my office window, stopping briefly for some insects at the edge of the panes (not sure, as I did have my eyes on work ...)
any advice?
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