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I know what this is, but I think it's a good one to test your skills. Any ideas? Taken on the Townsville Town common march 07.

Ed

booshkie
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It's got me stumped. At first I thought reed warbler.

The posture is quite like a Red-capped robin, though its clearly not an adult male. And I'm not sure if you get them in Townsville...

---booshkie---

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The posture had me stumped on first sighting. 'clearly not an adult male' is a good start. definatly not a reed warbler picture below is..Towncommon March o7, Lumix FZ30.

[img] http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2030/2218621318_d9685f201a.jpg[/img]

Ed Townsville NQ

cupladaze
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Hello Ed

You've got me with that one and I'm almost a local. Once a bird is not an adult, i'm usually in trouble - not enough experience.

Tail is too long for a Mistletoebird.
Juvenile black-faced or spectacled monarch maybe, but it looks too small.

Good idea Ed, I'd been thinking along those lines myself.

John

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ok, a clue, it is an adult male, in transition between full and eclipse plumage.

Ed Townsville NQ

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Booshki and John

Still playing? Any ideas?

Ed Townsville NQ

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I do keep looking at the original and now i don't know if it's familiar as something I might know or familiar because I've looked at the photo so often!

I might have to wait for the answer on this one.

---booshkie---

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No idea Ed

You better tell us.

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I'm really glad I have this picture of our mystery bird with his dad (maybe)...

[img] http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2185/2241869558_69f2b725ea.jpg[/img]

not sure you would have believed me if I had not.

Ed Townsville NQ

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Is it a red-backed fairy wren?

If so, the position of the tail is very offputting.

---booshkie---

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