FW: [canberrabirds] ID Please

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] ID Please
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 02:26:03 +0000

It is probably a female Koel Tony, going by the dark crown.  The only other possibility would be a juvenile.  The red eye is unusual as both juv and female have darkish eyes in comparison to the male.  However the female (note different back marking) is more likely to come up reddish in strong sunlight.




From: Tony Clark [
Sent: Friday, 23 December 2016 12:58 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] ID Please


Hi All,


Could someone please ID the attached bird please. Sorry bird IDs are not my strong point at the moment - still learning. It flew into our backyard in Gordon this morning and stayed for some time. Not able to get any good photos as it was blocked by the vegetation.


Thanks in advance and Merry Xmas

Cheers Tony





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