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Little Friarbird eggs (in nest)

Philemon citreogularis


Little Friarbird nests "...would usually consist of 2-3 eggs (sometimes 4) which tend to be an oval to tapered oval shape averaging 28mm by 20mm in size. The eggs appear chestnut in colour and can be a whitish pink to salmon red, or spotted purplish red to purple." (Wiki) These eggs looked pink and spotted.


Sitting in a nest that is suspended from a forked branch in a tree near the front gate of the rubbish dump.


First time seeing the eggs of a Little Friarbird!!! The nest was spotted by my mum as we were leaving the dump. Exiting before us was a truck which frightened the female out of the the nest which gave us time to jump out and have a quick look. The branch of this tree looked like it was ready to break off from the trunk but the nest was securely attached (see pic 3). The female incubates the eggs alone (see spotting: - pic 3) 18 days later we found two little chicks! (see spotting: )

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armadeus.4 a year ago

@Ava I tried to add this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission but it didn't work as only five missions are allowed to be selected...

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Ava T-B a year ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

maplemoth662 a year ago

Your welcome, armadeus.4....yes, two beautiful eggs, are in this beautiful nest....

armadeus.4 a year ago

Thank you maplemoth! I have to agree...two beautiful eggs :)

maplemoth662 a year ago

Three, beautiful photos....a beautiful nest, with two, beautiful eggs....

Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -17.33, Long: 123.65

Spotted on Nov 17, 2017
Submitted on Feb 11, 2018


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