Bird ID

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Subject: Bird ID
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 05:51:00 +0000

Shape looks to me immediately like the Crested Bellbird, not that I know them well. I guess I would expect them in a walk-through aviary at the Alice Springs Desert Park, not that I have been there.  Looks like a perfect match to Crested Bellbird in Pizzey’s book (especially in head pattern), for which the text states “eyes yellowish” for female & immature (although in the picture it is orange). Not any bowerbird, wrong shape and not spotted.




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Sent: Monday, 22 October, 2018 4:08 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Bird ID


Can anyone help me with an ID of the bird below.  The photo was taken last week at the Alice Springs Desert Park in a walk-through aviary.  The yellow eye has me tossed.  Birds in that region with yellow eyes include the Crested Bellbird and Western Bowerbird. Could it be a juvenile of either? Any thoughts appreciated.




Lindsay Hansch



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