Which forktail is this?

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abulharith3
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Which forktail is this?

This was photographed a couple of weeks ago at Voyager Point, Sydney. Have no idea what it could be. It seems to be reddish underneath with a prominent forked tail.

Bashir Khan

muz1970
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How big do you think it was? 

abulharith3
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Ide say about rainbow lorikeet size maybe a bit smaller

muz1970
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Yeah righto. It has a Swift look about it but the the beak looks wrong and is too small for your size reference. The only other thing that comes to mind is an Oriental Pratnicole. Not sure if you get them there.

Do you have any other photos? 

Was it calling at all,  what sounds did it make.

Is the habitat an open area? 

Cheers Muz

abulharith3
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Yeah no other photos Im afraid. Just flew past over some bushland. I dont think we get pratnicoles here

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Tail suggests Fork-tailed Swift however colour looks wrong

Peter

abulharith3
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hmm....... this one has me stumped!

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