Odd Red Wattlebird behaviour

Subject: Odd Red Wattlebird behaviour
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 09:57:10 +1000

G'day all

I've been noticing odd behaviour from a Red Wattlebird lately - presumably the
same individual.  It flies into a leafless (deciduous) tree in my neighbour's
backyard.  Then it adopts a steep, head down-tail up posture, half spreads its
wings and tail and makes a series of screech noises.  No doubt this is a
territorial or mate attracting display but it doesn't appear to be among the
calls/displays described in HANZAB.  Despite having lived here for 19 years I
can't recall seeing the Wattlebirds doing this before.

I welcome your comments.



Steve Clark
Hamilton, Victoria, 3300

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