ID assistance please

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Subject: ID assistance please
From: Denise Kay <>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:27:11 +1100
Thank you everyone.

Now the delicate job of looking after it until it’s tail feathers grow back. 

On 1 Apr 2014, at 9:21 am, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

Once more, slide from off-the-shelf BIRDS OF CANBERRA talk, superseded version ….
From: Duncan McCaskill [m("","duncan.mccaskill");" style="color: purple; text-decoration: underline;">] 
Sent: Tuesday, 1 April 2014 9:05 AM
To: Denise Kay
Cc: Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] ID assistance please
Hi Denise,
Yes, it is an immature male Golden Whistler (the rufous on the wings identify it as young male).
They are quite common in the suburbs from Autumn to Spring when they move down from the mountains. In fact I can hear one calling in my garden right now. They are insectivores.
I have attached a version of the first of your photos with the exposure adjusted to make the bird more obvious.


I hope no one minds tho request but ...
This little one came into care last night minus tail feathers.
Received from the Kaleen it a young Golden Whistler ?

sorry about the quality , automatic focus is fine unless you are trying to take a shot through the bars.
If so are they a permanent resident ? insectivore ?

Sorry if the photo size is too big, I will work out the photo thing sooner or later!


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