Crimson Chat

To: 'Christine' <>, 'COG chatline' <>
Subject: Crimson Chat
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 23:07:30 +0000

Probably. Field guides I looked at don’t mention age related changes in eye colour. HANZAB picture shows a dark eye only for what is labelled as juvenile (though looks like a fledgling). Also has “pale (not dark) iris (except in juvenile)” in describing difference with Red-capped Robin.




From: Christine [
Sent: Friday, 29 November, 2019 8:14 AM
To: COG chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Crimson Chat


Hi all,


a Crimson Chat was spotted in Parkwood yesterday morning by Peter Christian. It was seen again in the afternoon. See attached photo.

I would appreciate some expert advice on its age, as it has brown eyes. Does that mean it is a juvenile?




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