Re: Thornbill ID

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Subject: Re: Thornbill ID
From: Vin <>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 15:33:55 +1100 (EST)
 ---  wrote:
> 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?

Hi Peter,

I saw birds earlier this year which I belived to have been chestnut
rumped, but I ended up ruling them to be Buff-rump because of the
chestnut (I'd say more rufous) forehead on them. I definitely recall
a chestnut rump of those birds as well. Could your birds have been


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