9 Month old Sighting - Whoops

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Subject: 9 Month old Sighting - Whoops
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 16:13:08 +1000

Graham Turner wrote:

Gidday all,
               while chuckling along with this thread, I knew there must be at least one memorable mistake I have done. Then it came to me. I remember finding some really unusual Indian Mynas in a tree on my walk home from school (6th class if you must know). They were much bigger and flightier than normal mynas, but as they were an introduced species (or so I thought) I didn't think too much about them. Some months later I realised they were in fact Dollarbirds, which also have big white wing patches.

I have the match to that.  Out at Minnippi (eastern part of Brisbane, Q.) a few months ago, I casually noticed a dollarbird fly over when my mind was on something else.  I grew up with dollarbirds as an annual event, so wasn't  all that fussed, but then realised it was rather small.  Intrigued, I tracked it down. Yep, Indian Myna!  Until then I hadn't realised they had dollar spots under their wings.


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