Figbird Hybrid in Brisbane, QLD

Subject: Figbird Hybrid in Brisbane, QLD
From: Chris Sanderson <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 13:03:07 +1000
I was just walking home from the bus in Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane, when I heard a call I was unfamiliar with.  Unsurprisingly, the call came from a male Figbird, which have a huge repertoire of calls and mimicry, at least in my area.  What was surprising was that the individual in question had a great deal of yellow on its breast and belly.  The chin and throat was still grey, however the front of the bird was at least 70% yellow.  I've never seen a hybrid Figbird before, and mostly I was wondering if anyone else has seen one in Brisbane before?  It seems well out of the possible range of hybrids.

Brisbane, QLD
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