ID help

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bluebird
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ID help

Hi everyone
Any ideas what what these little guys could be? I couldn't get close to them so the photos aren't much good. Are they just sparrows or something more exotic like a mannikin or finch? When I enlarge the original, the one at the top left corner has a scaly pattern on its underparts and a brown bib but none of the others do. I saw them in a park in Rockhampton, Qld next to a wetland at about 4pm in a group of about 12.
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DenisWilson
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Check out the Nutmeg Mannikin.
That's my guess, from seeing aviary birds, as a kid - many, many years ago.
http://birdsinbackyards.net/finder/display.cfm?id=319
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Spots look right on that bird in top left. Distribution right.
Others may be juveniles.
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Ed is a "local" (more or less) - he might be familiar with juvenile plumage.
Cheers
Denis

ed
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Yes, they look right for Nutmegs.

Ed Townsville NQ

bluebird
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Thanks guys
Sorry it took so long to reply
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