help with identifcation

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kerry
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help with identifcation

could someone tell me what the name of this bird. we where in the Bunya mountains last week and i loved to watch this bird early morning late afternoon.

thanks

Gelmir
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G'day Denis,

The naming of birds can get very confusing sometimes. I remember having a heated discussion with a mate about 10 years ago over this bird. He'ld call it a finch, whereas I knew it as a Firetail.
And lets not even get started on whether it's called a Cormorant or Shag, a White-faced Heron or a Blue Crane, a Nankeen Kestrel or an Australisian Falcon, or a Nankeen Falcon, or an Australasian Kestrel!!

kerry
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thank you for the information yes they do hang around in a bunch they are great to watch bouncing around

kerry

Tweety
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What a pretty little bird! Great shot!

stevehapp
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Just thought I would post my photo of a red-browed finch.
The location is redhead lagoon, awabakal nature reserve, Newcastle.
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stevehapp
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yes denis.
you are spot on. it was about 3pm.
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cheers.

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