Crimson chat appearance

To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: Crimson chat appearance
From: Wallaces <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:22:13 +0000
There has been some discussion off the chatline about the amount of red
colour on the breast of the Parkwood Crimson Chat. In some photos the breast
appears brown rather than reddish. The variation has led to speculation that
there is more than one bird present. The attached shows how the breast
colour changes with different images of the same bird. The right image, also
of the same bird, shows malar stripes which are not visible in the other
images. From the variation in appearance of the same bird in my videos, I
would suggest the variation in the photos people have taken could be
accounted for by a single bird.

To me, the amount of red in the breast has increased since the bird was
first located.

All four images taken from frames in the same video and of the same bird
taken today.



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