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Devster
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More Help Please

Again these were at Borumba Deer Park in Imbul, Qld.

The first 4 are of the same bird which I think is either a Large-Billed Scrub Wren or Large Billed Gerygone. Leaning towards Gerygone.

The last one I think is a Brown Cuckoo Dove because of the long tail feathers.

Can anyone confirm.

Devster

pacman
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bird #1 - young Brown Gerygone; white eye-ring starting, red-brown eyes, out of range for Large-billed Gerygone

bird#2 - Brown Cuckoo-Dove; as you stated

Peter

Devster
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Thanks Heaps Peter.

You really know your birds.

Devster

SteveM
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I disagree on bird #1, it's a Large-billed Scrubwren.  Brown Gerygone have dark lores which help create a more prominent white eyebrow, they are more greyish in facial area & the white spots near the end of their tail would be visible in the 3rd photo.  

Lachlan
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Whooo! We have a controversy here at Birds in Backyards! smiley

I've never had to ID the two in the wild, so this is coming as an armchair birder:

The bird in the first four clearly has pinkish legs. Wouldn't a Gerygone have greyish legs?

Lachlan
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Whoops, double post. Sorry. sad

Devster
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I have been looking at heaps of photos and on further investigation I would have to agree with Lachlan & Steve, it does look more like a LB Scrubwren.

However I am happy to be corrected.

Cheers

Devster

timrp
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I agree with LB Scrubwren.

lorne.johnson@d...
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Large-billed Scrubwren for sure. That big, dark bill is a giveaway, as is the brown face without grey/white of gerygones. Lorne

pacman
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oops, on looking at pics I agree, that wil be the last that I do at work and not looking at my own pics

Peter

Devster
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No worries Peter.

Thanks everyone

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