Re: Thornbill ID

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Subject: Re: Thornbill ID
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 15:17:03 +1100

I saw an interesting  thornbill on the weekend which had markings that i couldn't identify from the field guide.

It had a rich bright chestnut rump (as chestnut-rumped thornbill), but the marking that made it look odd was a similarly coloured chestnut forehead and crown.

Simpson and Day list the forehead on chestnut rumped thornbills as light brown.

Does anyone familiar with chestnut rumped thornbills, know whether thier crown/forehead can appear chestnut, or whether this is maybe a juvenile marking?

Thanks in advance,


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