Noisy Miners' Breeding Season

To: "Bob Way" <>, "birding aus" <>
Subject: Noisy Miners' Breeding Season
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 13:29:01 +1000
The answer is that "Breeding Season" generally is defined as the period during which mating occurs. In most birds (unlike most mammals), that is not always so obvious, so the use of the term also tends to extend to the nesting period as well, because that is easier to see. Therefore the period at which dependent young are still to be found, is not specifically the "Breeding Season" and obviously occurs later. Although the period of still having dependant young is part of the activity related to successful breeding.
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From: Bob Way <>
To: birding-aus <>
Date: Thursday, 21 March 2002 15:24
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Noisy Miners' Breeding Season

I've noticed a Noisy Miner collecting fur from our dog's blanket/bed over
the past few days.
Pizzey and Morcombe record NMs' breeding season as "June-Dec" and "Jul-Dec"
Each year, here in Sydney, I hear, then find a NM fledgling (usually only
one) in our garden in mid to late April, suggesting that both authors have
incorrectly stated the breeding season for this species.
Unfortunately this is not a good news story as the last thing we need is
more Noisy Miners!
Bob Way

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