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Unidentified at suppressed - 22 Sep 2017
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Gerygone mouki 12 Oct 2020 Liam.m
Unidentified 11 Oct 2020 Liam.m

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No birds, but hoping for an Id on the eggs, hanging low Over the path

5 comments

libbyh wrote:
   12 Oct 2020
I can't help but the eggs are distinctive and so is the nest - great sighting.
Liam.m wrote:
   12 Oct 2020
Thanks
   12 Oct 2020
A longer shot of the nest would have also helped, so I could see what shape it was. Gerygone is usually suspended from a vine or some such. The egg colour is good for Gerygone: "white, lustreless and moderately blotched with varying shades of reddish brown and reddish purple" in my nests and eggs book. Unfortunately he then goes on to say eggs of most Gerygone and Acanthiza (thornbill) species are indistinguishable. So not confirmable. Did the nest have that big hole in the side? Seems unusual. For gerygone it is supposed to have a downward sloping entrance tunnel on one side.
Liam.m wrote:
   12 Oct 2020
The nest did have a very large hole, not built like a normal gerygone nest
   13 Oct 2020
Yeah, really looks like something has had a go at it, but then it is odd they didn't eat the eggs.

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 22 Sep 2017 12:41 PM Recorded on
  • Liam.m Recorded by

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