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Subject: YBSBILL
From: "Chris Baxter" <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 15:53:44 +1030
Hi All


With regard to Greg's contribution from HANZAB about immature YBSB which I
have included here: <" HANZAB states with respect to juvenile YBSB "Smaller
than adult; plumage like adult non-breeding but with sooty-black distal
third or tips to primaries.  Bill shorter with smaller spoon, apricot
coloured; eye colour much darker than in adult and legs duskier. Despite the
bill colour description the juvenile is illustrated with a yellow bill!>".


I add the following. Immature YBSB on Kangaroo Island where I live are
distinctive also in that they do not have black facial border as surrounds
the face of the adults. I imagine this feature is consistent with all


Also, whilst I am here. With regard to swifts-I have seen nought on KI so
far this summer. We generally see the Fork-tailed on northerly thunderstorm
weather and if extremely lucky the WTNeedletail also.




Chris Baxter 




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