Possible Metallic Starling near Darwin - notes

Subject: Possible Metallic Starling near Darwin - notes
From: Christopher Watson <>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 00:04:54 +0930
Seems my possible sighting of Metallic Starling near Darwin has a few people
interested so I thought I'd pass on the few notes I jotted down at the time.

Bright red eye, uniformly dark, glossy sheen of green and purple. Green

My notes were no more detailed than that, as it wasn't until I got back to
the car and checked the distribution that I realised I might have caught
them a bit far from home. The publican said they had been hanging around for
a few days and no-one could tell him what they were, and I pompously
explained that they were Metallic Starlings not realising that they
shouldn't be there and were possibly a more distant exotic species.

Unfortunately if no-one manages to spot them again then I guess they will be
the ones that got away, bit it is a lesson learnt that I will now always
keep my camera within arm's reach.

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