Leo's WBCS

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Subject: Leo's WBCS
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:39:29 +1000

There again this morning, mainly in the eastern (hope I’ve got it right this time) paddock.   Feeding in company with a BFCS from which easily distinguishable by size apart from anything else.  This is the first non-dark-morph robusta I’ve seen in the Canberra area.  Just a couple of points:  It certainly lacks the clean whitish throat/breast of the northern subspecies.  HANZAB has a long and complicated account of the plumage variations.  This, it seems, is a ‘PALEST INTERMEDIATE’, which differs from a true ‘LIGHT MORPH’ in that it has ‘a few scattered black feathers, most often on lower throat but also on upper breast, ear-coverts and sides of neck’.  I’ve chosen a couple of snaps that illustrate this.


C papuensis robusta.jpg

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