more small bird ID's required

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more small bird ID's required

Lot's of small birds sharing a bath in a puddle at the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, some were easy to identify, but others going through their different transitions from juvenile to adult were not so easy.

_MG_0800 by Frankzed, on Flickr

_MG_0745 by Frankzed, on Flickr

immature White Naped Honeyeater by Frankzed, on Flickr

_MG_0673 by Frankzed, on Flickr

_MG_0658 by Frankzed, on Flickr

_MG_0508 by Frankzed, on Flickr

possibly a juvenile Red Browed Finch by Frankzed, on Flickr

New Holland Honeyeaters by Frankzed, on Flickr

Eastern Yellow Robin by Frankzed, on Flickr

The last one is an Eastern Yellow Robin but one of the earlier ones may be a juvenile of the same. The second last is a New Holland Honeyeater and the 3rd last may be a juvenile Red Browed Finch. Any help with identification would be appreciated. Another one may be a juvenile Golden Whistler but I'm not sure.

raysimula's picture

G'day Wampy, Nice pics, I'll help as much as I can.
I think 0800 and 0508 are Golden Whistlers 0658 is some kind of thornbill. You'r Red-browed finch is correct. Please note I have been wrong before. Ray

Wampy's picture

thanks raysimula,

I've been wrong plenty of times so it pays to check first, at least I'm heading in the right direction.

regards, Wampy

GregL's picture

I thought 0800was a grey shrike-thrush.

Tazrandus's picture

I think Ray is right. Grey Shrike thrush juveniles would have more streaks on the breast. 0678 is probably female Golden Whistler, 0745 female rufous whistler. Brown thornbill for the thornbill, maybe. I'm no pro though, bro *assonance attack*


Owen1's picture

0508, and 0800 are both immature golden whistlers.

Cheers, Owen.

Owen1's picture

0658 looks like brown thornbill to me.
the gardens seem very productive in birdlife.

Cheers, Owen.

birdie's picture

I think 0800 & 0508 definitely imm golden whistler.
0745 female rufous whistler
0673 could be a female golden whistler?
0658 is probably a brown thornbill.
What a great outing! Lovely pics Wampy :)

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Thanks everyone, all these shots were taken in a very short period all within 10 metres of each other. I just happened to be in the right spot at the right time. Being patient and waiting for the birds proved successful, as long as I didn't startle them they were unmoved by my presence.

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