Bird for ID please

To: "'Margaret Leggoe'" <>, <>
Subject: Bird for ID please
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 23:49:44 +1000
As for: At the time I thought it was a starling because it was, to my reckoning, about that size. From HANZAB, the typical mass of a Satin Bowerbird is 220 grams, a Common Starling is 80 grams and Olive-backed Oriole is 95 grams. So to think a Satin Bowerbird is a Starling, is a huge stretch of perception but to think an Olive-backed Oriole is a Starling is well within tolerance limits.
Given that extra information and what I wrote before (privately and to the list), I am further convinced it is an Oriole.
I don't know about what are the apparent bands across the throat and whether they are out of focus twigs or shading, but that does not help identify the bird as it doesn't fit any.
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From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Tuesday, 8 April 2014 5:53 PM
To: 'Geoffrey Dabb';
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Bird for ID please

And which of the apparent bands across the throat are out of focus twigs?

At the time I thought it was a starling because it was, to my reckoning, about that size.  Crimson parrots had been in the same tree and were a lot bigger.

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