Bird for ID please

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Subject: Bird for ID please
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:17:17 +1000
In 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 and below.
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From: Perkins, Harvey [
Sent: Tuesday, 8 April 2014 10:30 AM
To: Margaret Leggoe;
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Bird for ID please [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

From what I can make out of it, I’s go for an immature or female Satin Bowerbird.




From: Laura Johnson [
Sent: Tuesday, 8 April 2014 10:27 AM
To: Margaret Leggoe;
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Bird for ID please


Juvenile olive-backed oriole? 

From: Margaret Leggoe <>
Sent: Tuesday, 8 April 2014 10:04 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Bird for ID please


Dear folk,

At 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.

Is it a juvenile starling?  The striations/speckles seem too  definite a pattern for a starling to me.

Callum Brae, 1st April 2014.

Many thanks

Margaret Leggoe


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