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Buff-sided Robin (juvenile)

Poecilodryas cerviniventris cerviniventris


This is a juvenile Buff-sided Robin. The plumage on "...the head, neck and upper body are rusty brown with faint barring of light cream, head and back dark brown, upper wing-coverts white with buff tips, a narrow white bar on the bend of the wing, white tipping on the retrices and tail similar to adult but paler. First immature plumage resembles adults but individuals retain a dark buff colouration on the throat, lores, forehead and crown, mixed grey and rusty brown on the chest, light buff on the flanks and belly, with white feathers emerging on the supercilium and malar region." (Wiki)


Hidden on the branch of this small tree down by the river at Brooking Springs Station.


First time I have ever seen on of these birds and I got to see a young one at the same time!!! I had been watching the adult (see spotting: ) flying around and eventually it left the trees directly on the bank of the river. It only flew 10m away from the bank but then the adult kept flying around one particular spot and then I spotted this little one just sitting very still.

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Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -18.11, Long: 125.64

Spotted on Sep 16, 2017
Submitted on Feb 11, 2018

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