bird id

To: <>, "'Birding-aus'" <>
Subject: bird id
From: "Jeff Davies" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 23:00:48 +1000
It's a fancy breed of domestic Pigeon, one of the "Owl " breeds which have a
very short bill.


Cheers Jeff.






 On Behalf Of storm
Sent: Monday, 15 April 2013 10:44 PM
To: Birding-aus
Subject: bird id


Hey birders, 

any help here?

The bird is in Melbourne. A much clever person than me suggested a
Black-tailed Waterhen  but we are stumped by the white feathers in the wing.
My bet is a leucistic juvenile Moorhen but I am willing to accept that's
very unlikely. 

The bird is not banded and does not have a leg injury (so stand down




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