birding-aus Red Wattlebirds

To: "Rachelle Levingston" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: birding-aus Red Wattlebirds
From: "Philip A Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 20:42:24 +1000
It is good of you to take the effort to notice these things. You wrote your
teacher said that she "saw a Red Wattlebird once with its wattles enlarged
to the size of a 10c piece, not fully inflated but 2/3".
Well, I suspect some exaggeration or I doubt it. Yes, they do inflate the
wattles a little bit but hardly the size of a 10 cents. I suggest the size
of a long grain of rice or slightly bigger would probably be typical.
Secondly, how would someone know it was inflated 2/3, unless they at another
time saw it fully inflated to compare it with. If so why would a 2/3 effort
be notable?
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From: Rachelle Levingston <>
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Date: Wednesday, 16 June 1999 18:26
Subject: birding-aus Red wattlebirds

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