Bird ID

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 19:29
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I took this photo of a small bird near a water hole today on the Telfer Access Road using my mobile phone camera, hence the quality.
Keen to ID this little bird. Not much bigger than a Finch, Red head and beak, white throat with a red belly.
Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: wendys - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 19:51

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 19:51
Crimson Chat?
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Reply By: Member - JOHN C16 - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 19:53

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 19:53
Hi Munji,

Looks like an adult male Crimson Chat. They have crimson forehead and crown, white throat and brilliant crimson belly. Size 11-12 cm.

Interested to see what others think.

Cheers, John
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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 20:18

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 20:18
Yes, as Wendy and John have indicated 100% male Crimson Chat.

Have seen Orange (and Yellow Chats further north) out that way as well - they are even more spectacular (in my opinion).

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Greg
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Reply By: Member - MIKE.G - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 20:35

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 20:35
Supporting above, a male Crimson Chat in breeding plumage.

Cheers,

Mike
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 20:39

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 20:39
Gidday

Now we have the bird sorted, how is the country up there after the rains?

cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Munji - Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 at 09:38

Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 at 09:38
We are still getting some scattered thunder storms and showers but not the heavy downpours we had earlier during January.
Most of the nearby rivers are down at present so the roads are passable.
The country is looking really good and green at the moment.

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Reply By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Friday, Feb 03, 2017 at 12:12

Friday, Feb 03, 2017 at 12:12
Munji,
Can't see the bird but can see the croc.
My wife says I should go to SpecSavers
Ross
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