Fresh plumages

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Subject: Fresh plumages
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 23:54:35 +1000
g'day all,
Last week some visitors and I saw all 3 species of our local Red-backed, White-winged, and Variegated Fairy-wrens feeding together.
The breeding males were sporting brand new feathers after a number of weeks being indistinguishable from the females and non-breeding males.
They appeared luminous in the afternoon sun !
Today, only the Red-backed and Variegated were sighted.
There were several plumaged males of each species
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.
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