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Old Friday 9th December 2005, 10:20   #1
Tom Tarrant
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Mystery birds on Cocos Islands

Don Hadden, a bird-photographer currently resident on the Cocos Islands (in the Indian Ocean) has just sent me several images of birds that could be rarities for the Australian region. I believe one may be a juvenile Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus) and another might be a Chinese Egret (Egretta eulophotes).
There is also a possibility that the latter could be a hybrid.

We would be grateful for any comments regarding the ID of these two birds.

Images can be seen on the ABID at:

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