RE: Tawny angel

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Subject: RE: Tawny angel
From: "Plaxy BARRATT" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:15:42 +1000
Dr Thomas Rayner has kindly put the 'Tawny angel' photo on his website
(link below), as there have been a number of requests to see it. The
second and third Tawny photos are by Robert Ashdown from my work, as the
contrast is much better in his photos.

Philip was curious about the ID of a Tawny Frogmouth. I guess we came to
this conclusion based on the size of the image and what appears to be a
clear, very broad impression of a beak, plus the fact that it was most
likely from a nocturnal bird as the image was found first thing
yesterday morning. It certainly seems to fit a Tawny description, but I
would be keen to hear what others think.

I hope everybody enjoys the image as much as I did!


Plaxy Barratt

Toowoomba, Qld


From:   On Behalf Of Thomas
Sent: Thursday, 12 July 2007 2:01 PM
Cc: ; Dean Ingwersen; peter pfeiffer; Chris
Charles; Barry McLean; R Clarke; Philip Veerman; Geoff Ross; Dave Torr;
keith; Chris Glen; Elizabeth Symonds; Peter Kyne; ;
Daniel Mantle; Mike Bennett; 
Subject: Re: Tawny angel

Here's the link:


From: Philip Veerman 
Sent: Wednesday, 11 July 2007 6:50 PM
To: Plaxy BARRATT; 
Subject: Tawny Frogmouth window strike - image from featherdust!

Some groups of bird do have this "dust" and some don't. I don't have
time to go into that now. I have seen that once before on a Canberra
house and it was an impressive image. It was about ten years ago and I
think we thought it was as good a guess was something like a galah. I am
curious though at the ID of a Tawny Frogmouth. Probably as good a guess
as any (I haven't seen the window). Presumably a bird hits a window beak
first so the part showing the beak would be smudged and so may show as
broader than it is. Should there be any dust from the beak?

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