2 Birds - Figbird? + a honking bird

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magpie
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2 Birds - Figbird? + a honking bird

I have photographed 2 birds together. Ive been hearing a 'honking' type bird around here and actually thought it was a duck until i saw it flying, then finally saw it perched.

It is the one with the red beak, but i can not find this bird in any field guide or on this site.

When i was taking photos the bird at the top of the branch flew there, i originally thought it was a partner of the red beak bird, but i think that top one is a figbird? i got one of him flying off.

I also have included a closer shot of the 'red beak honking' bird.

magpie
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Location is central coast NSW if that helps!

magpie
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Oops here are the photos:

ed
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Hi Magpie

Yes, a Figbird and the other is a Dollarbird.

Ed Townsville NQ

magpie
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I didnt consider a dollarbird as it looks very colourful in the book, but this bird looked quite dull. Could have just been the lighting though.

magpie
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Does anyone have a sound recording of a dollarbird?

Gelmir
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Hi magpie,
You can hear the call from the [link=http://birdsinbackyards.net/finder/display.cfm?id=39]Birdfinder[/link] page on this site.

raysimula
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Great shot of the fig bird in flight. Definately a dollar bird, Check the large light coloured spot under each wing when in flight. Ray

marj
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From now on I'm going to refer to Dollarbirds as Red-beak honking-birds. :-)

magpie
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I'll never live that down! haha

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