Any idea what it is?

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dragonfly47
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Any idea what it is?

Thank you; this was the only photo I could get and unfortunately it is partly hidden.  It's stature mimics the Dollarbird, though I haven't seen one for a while, and the colouring is quite remote from one anyway.  It did have quite a unique call pattern I've not heard before.

soakes
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Where are you?  How big is the bird?  It looks like it might be a catbird, but I wouldn't know; I've never even seen one :-/

- soakes

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

clif2
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If you have a look at a photo I posted under best photos you will see a picture of the female and an immature male, the info supplied to me by Cath and Shane says the immature males have the olive green on the chest like yours. I will include photo here as well for convenience.

Regards Shane

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               Shane

dragonfly47
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soakes: I'm in Lake Macquarie, size is difficult to determine; it was so high up in the tree; maybe the size of a pee-wee/dove?

clif2: thank you so much; you're brilliant!  Judging by the photograph you included here; it certainly appears the same on the chest.  And while I was taking the photo it was a khaki-green colour that seemed to flash.  Tks Cath/Shane too for info', I'd say we've got it nailed now!  Have seen one of these a couple years back come to think of it.

clif2
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No worries Dragonfly47, just glad I could help because I am new to this game so a lot of the birds have me puzzled. When I enlarged this photo the plumage on the chest does have a glossy type sheen to it and this  I refer to it being like some sort of quilting and It was the first bird that made me sit up and take notice of some birds plumage rather than their spectacular colours.

Regards Shane

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