Female / Juvenile / Male (non-breeding):
Red-orange area around eye
Bright blue forehead, ear coverts and upper back
Black or dark blue throat and chest
Dark blue tail
|Male - breeding plumage|
On our first day in Hobart, we took a drive up to Mt Wellington. Stopping along the way, I saw this colourful male with a large number of females. That's rather odd I thought. However, I now realize that some of them were probably males in non-breeding plumage.
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