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Tasmania - Yarlington- my first Crescent Honeyeater? - I think:-)

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Old Wednesday 29th August 2007, 08:13   #1
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Tasmania - Yarlington- my first Crescent Honeyeater? - I think:-)

Just back from our regular walk around the pond - seen a few new birds lately but not had much luck getting decent images so far - one in particular has me intrigued blue head olive green body but only a blurred imageso far -- too bad to show- -BUT I did get this one and although taken in poor light I hope there is enough detail to confirm its ID.

I saw the New Holland Honeyeater yesterday for the first time this season also so it looks like the honeyeaters are moving in for the late blooming wattle blossom - it has been out in bloom for weeks lower down but only just started blooming here
I also got another couple of shots of the Bassian Thrush this week - 1/15th second , 500mm lens at 800ISO ! BUT I can see them at least :-)
I am 90% sure this is a Crescent Honeyeater - in which case my first since arriving here - is it?

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Looks like it to me!
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Looks like it to me!
I did have some doubts after looking up the page
http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Crescent_Honeyeater

- the bird illustrated there seems to be totally different - perhaps it is the female variety of the bird?
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Try here: http://tannin.net.au/2007/070114-092315-3968bfc.html A poor picture of an immature bird, I'm afraid, but at least it looks a bit like a Crescent Honeyeater, which the one in the database doesn't. (In fact, I'm half inclined to question the ID of that one: my first thought was Brown Honeyeater. Just a funny angle, I think.)
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Try here: http://tannin.net.au/2007/070114-092315-3968bfc.html A poor picture of an immature bird, I'm afraid, but at least it looks a bit like a Crescent Honeyeater, which the one in the database doesn't. (In fact, I'm half inclined to question the ID of that one: my first thought was Brown Honeyeater. Just a funny angle, I think.)
Thanks Tannin - that looks much more like the local bird
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