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  ― 297 ―

New Holland Creeper, Female

The general colours of the female are the same as in the male, but less vivid; nor has it the white markings on the front of the head and over the eye, but on the cheeks only. The back and breast are black without white interspersions. The abdomen black, streaked with dusky white; the yellow on the wings and tail inclining to an olivaceous green, the feathers in the latter obtusely pointed. A scapulary of brown adorns the shoulders, terminating in a lanceolate shape half way down the back.

In this bird the bill is longer, and the legs and general form stouter than the male.

Colour plate facing page 297 of 'New Holland Creeper, Female'



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