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Dying Butt, Which one ???

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Dying Butt, Which one ???

Postby kctsang » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:32 pm

Is this butt dying of old age, or being parasited on, and slowly dying,
got it at Wallace Trail today.

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Re: Dying Butt, Which one ???

Postby Colonel » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:09 am

Hi KC
This butt is a female Common Tit (Hypolycaena erylus teatus) and it must have been flying in the rain or among the bushes....her scales were washed away in heavy rain or brushed against some leaves or grass??
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