re: Wren Pics

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Subject: re: Wren Pics
From: Julian Robinson <>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 18:45:28 +1000
While on the topic of moulting male SFWs, here's another photo of one, and a second photo that shows a comparison between an astoundingly neat super-alpha male, and an equally astoundingly scrappy sub-beta male.  They are worlds apart in appearance although in the same breeding group from my observations, and when photographed were only a few metres apart, each keeping an eye on the other.

Julian   moulting male, not sure if it was coming in to or out of colours  alpha+ and beta-

At 06:31 PM 6/08/2008, you wrote:
Thanks John.  Coming into colour, I think there are usually a few blue tips along with the emerging black.  This is a local bird from earlier this week.  G
From: John Layton
Sent: Wednesday, 6 August 2008 2:35 PM
To: Geoffrey Dabb
Subject: Wren Pics
Thanks for the wren pics, that's more like what I'm used to seeing afield whereas the depiction in Simpson & Day is basically a "clean-plumaged" brown bird with distinct black splotches.
John Layton

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