Mystery bird

To: "'Geoffrey Dabb'" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Mystery bird
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:36:59 +1100
I thought it was good work to get the suggestions that did come in. Now I am wondering or hoping that Neal can give some feedback that he has now used these ideas to again search a lot of references and tell us if the advice was likely correct. Cause I can't come up with anything better.......
-----Original Message-----From: Geoffrey Dabb [ Sent: Sunday, 28 December 2014 10:14 AM
m("","canberrabirds");  Subject">      Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] Mystery bird

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



-----Original Message-----From: Neal Gowen [ Sent: Wednesday, 24 December 2014 9:06 PM      To:
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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