Bird for ID please
"Philip Veerman" <>
Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:17:17 +1000
this case my reaction was exactly the same as Laura's. Juvenile
olive-backed oriole. What does show
matches this and not much else. Too slim, especially in the beak for
a Satin Bowerbird, although close. Certainly not a
Starling, wrong shape and they (juveniles) are basically the same colour above
From what I can make out of it,
I’s go for an immature or female Satin Bowerbird.
Sent: Tuesday, 8 April 2014
To: Margaret Leggoe;
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Bird
for ID please
From: Margaret Leggoe
Tuesday, 8 April 2014 10:04 AM
[canberrabirds] Bird for ID please
first I thought this distant bird was a starling, and took little notice, but
then it looked somehow different. Autofocus could not cope with all the
leaves around, and as I reached for the manual focus switch it flew off.
Ah well, such is the lot of bird photographers.
a juvenile starling? The striations/speckles seem too definite a
pattern for a starling to me.
Brae, 1st April 2014.
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