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Russet-tailed Thrush at Lamington NP, Australia (1 Viewer)

ekopa

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Hello!

Following the thread (https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=380109) on the identification of a January Russet-tailed Thrush near O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park where both species are possible, I would like to ask about another individual from the same area. See picture 1, 2

From reading much more articles on this topic and looking at quite a few photographs on the internet I assume that this is also a Russet-tailed Thrush based on the following
== Finer scallop pattern on the rump
== Broader buff-colored feather tips comprising the wing bar
== Broad buff secondary wing coverts tips (unlike anchor pattern of Bassian Thrush)
I therefore ignore the apparent absence of the white on outer tail feathers which might be concealed by the inner feathers happen to be on top.

I am also attaching again a bird as picture 3 (also identified as Russet-tailed Thrush) from the thread above which shows the anchor pattern on the secondary wing coverts, which I believe is a sign of a young bird

Please correct or comment if I am not right

I was deftly unprepared at a time and didn't know that I should have notice the call in the first place:)

Thank you
 

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THE_FERN

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Hello!

Following the thread (https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=380109) on the identification of a January Russet-tailed Thrush near O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park where both species are possible, I would like to ask about another individual from the same area. See picture 1, 2

From reading much more articles on this topic and looking at quite a few photographs on the internet I assume that this is also a Russet-tailed Thrush based on the following
== Finer scallop pattern on the rump
== Broader buff-colored feather tips comprising the wing bar
== Broad buff secondary wing coverts tips (unlike anchor pattern of Bassian Thrush)
I therefore ignore the apparent absence of the white on outer tail feathers which might be concealed by the inner feathers happen to be on top.

I am also attaching again a bird as picture 3 (also identified as Russet-tailed Thrush) from the thread above which shows the anchor pattern on the secondary wing coverts, which I believe is a sign of a young bird

Please correct or comment if I am not right

I was deftly unprepared at a time and didn't know that I should have notice the call in the first place:)

Thank you

Sounds plausible...
 

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