brown treecreepers

To: "'Williams, Roger'" <>, "'canberrabirds'" <>
Subject: brown treecreepers
From: "Mark Clayton" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:14:26 +1100

G’day Roger,


Two excellent photos, especially the one with the two birds. Going by the bill colour they are both juveniles which is exceptionally good news. The population in Newline appeared to be slowly disappearing and many people were not too sure what sex the couple (??) of birds left there were. Maybe it is my imagination but the single bird appears to have a rusty tinge on the lower throat/upper breast which would signify a female, males have a small black patch. The bill shows it is an adult. Let’s hope the other small populations north-side manage to produce a few offspring this year.


Cheers and Happy New Year to all,




From: Williams, Roger [
Sent: Wednesday, 29 December 2010 2:34 PM
To: canberrabirds
Subject: [canberrabirds] brown treecreepers


Today at newline a family of 3 brown treecreepers first time I've seen them in the ACT

Roger Williams









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