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oconnore51
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fig bird

I haven't seen these birds sitting in the open like this, only well hidden in the trees.

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sue818
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Hi Elizabeth, you seem to be getting out and seeing a variety of birds around Sydney. Was this your first clear view of a male Figbird?

Sue

oconnore51
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Thanks Sue, it was the clearest view, I have seen them in fig trees where they have been well hidden.  I have been seeing a number of great birds closer to  my backyard, in the innerwest, which has been a hopeful thing.

elizabeth

sue818
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That does sound hopeful. I found that I also became more observant. Keep it up as it is nice to see you enjoying the birds

Sue

oconnore51
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This is true, i have become more observant and also more able to identify birds, like Pardalotes, and WP Honeyeaters, Fantails etc that i didn't expect to see in the suburbs.

elizabeth

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We get heaps of Figbirds here in Brissy. Sometimes I have seen them mimic other birds like a King Parrot both the in-flight call and the normal call. 

When I went to Cairns, it was interesting to note that they are a different colour up there. They have a beautiful yellow front.

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