Figbird possible?

To: 'Julie Clark' <>, 'COG Chatline' <>
Subject: Figbird possible?
From: "" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2019 00:26:56 +0000

Hi All


This is the bird Julie referred to below.







From: Julie Clark <>
Sent: Thursday, 3 January 2019 10:44 AM
To: COG Chatline <>
Subject: Fwd: [canberrabirds] Figbird possible?


Hi All,


Joh and I also heard a distinct call this morning and also thought the bird we initially saw could be a figbird. It was joined by a second bird.


Poor photos, once edited to lighten them, revealed a young Oriole instead. Apologies to those who left their prime seats in the Bittern Hide  to search for the bird!!





On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 9:53 PM shorty <> wrote:

Hi all,


This morning at Jerra Wetlands i heard a bird that i knew but was unsure of the species at the time. I indicated to David and  Alan that i thought it was a Figbird. I was unable to locate the bird but listening to playbacks i am still sure it was a Figbird. I have been going over this all afternoon and am confident it is what i heard.


I have been North over Xmas and heard and seen them so am confident that i may be correct


Being a rare bird for us i am reluctant to enter this to a list so i ask that any birders going down there tomorrow to keep an ear and eye out for it tomorrow





Julie Clark



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