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|Subject:||Re: Buff-rumped Thornbill|
|From:||Julie Clark <>|
|Date:||Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:26:05 +0000|
Thanks to those who responded to my email regarding the unusual looking thornbill.
As others expressed an interest, I thought I'd share the explanation which came from several sources .....
Buff-rumped thornbills apparently have dark feather bases. ..."So, if for whatever reason, such as the bird was moulting or had had an accident with a predator or for some such reason had lost some feathers across its chest, then a band of dark bases below the lost feathers could indeed be exposed and would look like that."
It's always good to get an explanation for something unexpected.
On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:20 PM, Julie Clark <> wrote:
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