Are these Dollar birds

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bransty
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Are these Dollar birds

I thought these were dollar birds, but now have taken some photos of them, and the colour is not correct. Any ideas?

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marj
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Yes they are.

al
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Yep, imm. Dollarbird

bransty
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Thanks so much for that. I have not been able to find those colours on dollar birds on the internet or in the bird books I have. I don't know how the photo finally got up either, so think I had a little bit of outside help there. Thanks.

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I've moved into a house in the foothills of Mt Stewart and have a new set of birds to learn. The dollarbird is one I've just recognized.

The one I've been seeing is a juvenile and therefore rather drab and I missed it in the field guide which shows it with metallic green wings.

Are they common around Townsville? I've never seen one before.

bransty
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Hi Thommo

Yes they are around this area at certain times of the year (they are here now). I have got some lovely shots since that one, having gone from a kit lens to a better lens for birds.

Thommo
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Hi Bransty. Would the photo above be a mature female?

It is odd that we have fewer birds here where we back onto the bush than we did in the qtr acre belt in Aitkenvale. I miss the "dawn chorus" which was quite loud.

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Looking at your flickr page this is the colouration of mine, although without any sunlight this year I'm not sure about the red beak.

If my HTML isn't good enough just follow the link. :)

bransty
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Hi Thommo

I don't know if the above is a male or female. I have read there is not much difference except the female is not as bright in colouring. I could not open your links at all. Looking at my photos, I have some that are very blue and some that are more green than blue.

Thommo
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I've dropped of the WWW bit in hopes this will post as simple text:

flickr.com/photos/bransty2010/4274654987/

This is the colour of the one I see.

My son posts his work on flickr as 'dark_orange". Go back past his recent infatuation with models and you would find some lovely nature shots. There is a wonderful shot of a red-tailed black with a sea almond in it's mouth.

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Thommo...don't forget to make the link live by using the codes listed above the posting box
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bransty2010/4274654987/
Lovely dollar bird Bransty :')

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Thommo I am totally confused as to whose link you posted

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Thommo
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Me too. Sorry.

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