Longevity of Aust birds

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Subject: Longevity of Aust birds
From: Vicki Powys <>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 16:36:45 +1000

Thank you for this interesting list David.  I am truly amazed to know (for
instance) that a Brown Thornbill could live for more than seventeen years.
My guess would have been about five years.  When you see them in the wild,
really close, they are just so small and fragile-looking.

Vicki Powys
Capertee Valley NSW

on 24/4/02 11:07 AM,  at

> I think I recall someone asking a little while ago a question concerning
> longevity of Australian birds.
> For those interested in this the following has been extracted from the
> Australian Bird Study Association website -
> Details of the longest recovered movements for these species is also
> given.

> Brown Thornbill     17.5yrs     4.8km


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