Red Wattlebird juv?

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Subject: Red Wattlebird juv?
From: John Brown <>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2014 09:16:43 +0000


My take on the bird in the attached photos is that it is a juvenile Red Wattlebird. Is that right? Note: no white on face, no sign of wattle, broad heavy stripes on breast but plain white (no yellow) on belly (which rules out a Little Wattlebird of any age?). If it is a juv Red Wattlebird then it's even younger than the juv. illustrated in Simpson and Day which has white face and yellow belly.


I observed it in Cook in the absence of any lorikeets in the usual trees (-35.261512,149.069213) at 6:15pm Saturday 1st Feb, 2014. Several Superb  Parrots though, just up the hill a bit.







John Brown




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