Figbird Face colouration

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Subject: Figbird Face colouration
From: James Davis <>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 15:42:50 +1000 (EST)
This morning I watched a male Figbird singing from a palm tree in Mt.
Coot-tha Botantical Garden.  As typical for the the species, he displayed 
a red eye-patch.  However, when he joined a female to inspect a potential
nest site -- the two birds sat close to each other and clapped their
bills together -- his red face-patch turned white with a thin red/pink
border.  Has anyone else witness such a change in colour?

Cheers, Jim

Dr. Wm. James Davis, Editor
Interpretive Birding Bulletin

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