unusual bird including pic

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pacman
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unusual bird including pic

I heard about this type of bird 2 weeks ago but did not see it then

apparently there are 2 juveniles but I only saw the 1

from Dunbogan, NSW

Araminta
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Very unusual, how big would it be? The way it walks and the beak, it looks a lot like a Currawong. If it was smaller, I would say, like a Butcherbird, or even a Magpie. No idea if there are albino forms around? In the second photo there are two different patterns, the pink around the eye and down the chest, and a white patch on the neck, like in a Magpie.

Any more ideas??

M-L

clif2
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Very interesting and all I can think is it could be an Albino form like M-L suggested.

Regards

               Shane

pacman
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hi and I apologise as I should have provided more info

it is an Australian Magpie - but cream instead of black, there are apparently 2 young from the same nest, I only saw one, and the parents are black & white

and another pic

Peter

timmo
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That's cool, Shane, really interesting and unusual.

Cheers
Tim
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Woko
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I have heard of albino magpies. Many years ago one was reported from the north parklands in Adelaide. Adding to the variety, I recall seeing a magpie in the Coorong National Park that was largely dark maroon in colour. I'm confident it wasn't a trick of the light. Perhaps it was marooned.

pacman
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I do not believe that they are albino as they have the usual juvenile brown eye and not a red eye

Peter

Woko
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Perhaps a pale imitation of albino, pacman.

Platypus
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They had hens in all the bright colours of an Easter egg at the Tocal Agricultural Show, are you sure it's not a Magpie sprayed-on white?  ;)

platypus

pacman
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they were wild in the small community of Dunbogan and during the 2 days over 2 weekends that I was there I spoke to a number of locals with no indication that it was a set-up

interestingly on Saturday I met a local who told me that William Cooper (http://www.williamtcooper.com.au/about.htm ) was his ex-brother-in-law, he supported this by showing me a number of autographed (to his mother) editions of W Cooper's books

Peter

bird76
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This is a cinnamon mutation of an Australian Magpie it would be a hen bird as it is a sex linked mutation.

Jason

darinnightowl
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Well well.. We have one at our golf course and iTs a female , had young and another cinnamon one came along. Thank sharing that with us .
It's good to learn off each other.
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