FW: [canberrabirds] Mystery bird

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] Mystery bird
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:14:12 +1100

The Dollarbird seems a possibility, Neal, or, on reflection, perhaps a very small Black Swan



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From: Neal Gowen [
Sent: Wednesday, 24 December 2014 9:06 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Mystery bird



I am a new member and would like a little help in identifying a bird I saw recently.

It was not in Canberra though but adjacent to our bush block south of Araluen and in the Deua NP.


The bird was in flight so I only saw it for a short period of time.

It looked a little like a Chough but was slightly smaller. It was nearly all black with white wingtips (about 3cm). There was no black edging on the wingtips however as in the Chough.

It appeared to have a short red beak.


I have searched a lot of references but cannot find anything that looks like it.


thanks for any help.

Neal Gowen


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