Eastern Spinebill strange(?) behaviour

To: "Canberrabirds" <>
Subject: Eastern Spinebill strange(?) behaviour
From: "Esme Barker and Bruce Ramsay" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 08:41:39 +1100
Dear Paul and All,
I agree with Philip and Peter that the bird seems to be engaging in "sunning".
I saw an immature Eastern Spinebill doing the same thing in what looks like much the same spot at ANBG a couple of years ago (see below photo). I haven't noticed the behaviour since but maybe the bird I saw learned a new trick and now its all grown up but still doing the same thing!!!!!
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