Re: Window kill Adelaide Rosella

To: Peter Pfeiffer <>
Subject: Re: Window kill Adelaide Rosella
From: Ian Temby <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 11:36:00 -0712 (EDT)
On Thu, 12 Jun 1997 09:08:22 Peter Pfeiffer <> wrote:
> Hi all,
>       A couple of days ago I found an unfortunate juvenile Adelaide Rosella 
>had just flown head first into a window. I did not see it happen but I
>nearly stepped on the dying bird on the path adjacent to the window. I
>picked it up to see what could be done but it was well on the way to bird
>       Whilst trying to prop it in tree I noticed another juvenile AR sitting
>watching me in the tree. I picked it up as well. It appeared to be fully fit.
> Is this normal behavior being able to pick up a wild bird ? or have I
>stumbled across avairy escapees ?      Was the little fella mourning for his
>mate or was he half stunned as well ?
>       I went and had a coffee and thought about it, returning to a now dead 
>and the other one had flown off.
>  Any thoughts ?
>Dear Peter

Seems to me that the most likely explanation is that the birds were flying 
together, and both birds hit the window. Both were stunned, but one not 
terminally.  Otherwise, the tameness seems unusual!  It is not uncommon for 
birds that have hit windows to survive, at least in the short term, and be 
apparently tame, but still able to fly off later.


Ian Temby
Wildlife Damage Control Officer
Secretary, BIRDS Australia Parrot Association
Flora and Fauna Branch
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
4/250 Victoria Parade

Phone   613 9412 4429
Fax     613 9412 4586

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