Bee-eater mass-roosting?

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Subject: Bee-eater mass-roosting?
From: "Del Richards" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 10:28:15 +1000
Over a period of a week in mid-May 2003 Rainbow Bee-eaters roosted en masse
in a lychee orchard on the Rex Range south of Mossman NQ. My estimate was
around 500-600 individuals which circled the area upwards of 30 minutes
before settling. Their calling was memorable.
    After four days a pair of Grey Goshawks stationed themselves on a high
tension power lines overlooking the orchard which made the bee-eaters
nervous and they dispersed after about 7 days.
Del. Richards, Fine Feather Tours, Mossman, NQ.

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