"Judith Hoyle" <>, "BirdingAus" <>
FW: Unidentified bird.
"Greg and Val Clancy" <>
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:26:09 +1100
Does she know the Australasian Figbird and Olive-backed Oriole? They are
the only species that come to mind at present.
Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife Guide
PO Box 63 Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
From: Judith Hoyle
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 6:04 PM
Subject: FW: Unidentified bird.
Hello Birding Ausers
I would be interested in your opinions of the description below. I spoke to
Coral this afternoon to go through details of her sighting. She is
catagoric that the birds she saw were not Dollarbirds which was my guess,
especially given the call description. With the exception of a thin black
border around the wings the colour on the top of the wings was a uniform
iridescent green colour similar to the speculum of the black duck in certain
lights. She did not observe anything that resembled a 'dollar' in the wings
of the birds in flight. The bill was approximately an inch long (she was
unable to determine the shape as she did not have her binoculars with her)
and yellow or light orange. She observed them on Wednesday 23 January, high
up in the mangroves/she-oaks at Twin Waters on the north shore of the
Maroochy River, near the spit.
The description has me stumped! Any suggestions???
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