Southern Emu-wren @ Port Macquarie

To: "'shorty'" <>, <>
Subject: Southern Emu-wren @ Port Macquarie
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:00:03 +1100
I was wondering if it could be a moulting adult male but surely too scruffy for that and all its tail fathers are new. So a very young bird, probably just out of nest, looks far more likely, clearly still growing feathers and maybe some downy feathers still on head. A better clue though is I think it has the fleshy gape of a young bird.
-----Original Message-----From: shorty [ Sent: Thursday, 18 December 2014 4:30 PM      To:
Subject: [canberrabirds] Southern Emu-wren @ Port Macquarie

I took this shot the other week and have been searching online trying to find out info on the juveniles but with no luck.
Hoping the experts here could enlighten me if it is indeed a juvenile, my thoughts are yes. I am putting a link to the pic in question as i don't want to loose any detail by sizing it down for this site.

Thanks in advance.

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