Sudden Bird Deaths

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Subject: Sudden Bird Deaths
From: "Chris Coleborn" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 08:54:14 +1100
Hello All,

When the big low hit northern Victoria last week, the temperature here
dropped within a matter of hours from 40 degrees to 10 degrees - a
difference of 30 decrees! Hundreds of cows suddenly died as a result of the
shock. One of the other consequences I have seen and heard of from others
are the considerable number of birds that also appear to have died as a
result of what appears to have been a traumatic blow to the physiology of
the birds. Numbers of dead Welcome Swallows, Rainbow Bee-eaters, Diamond
Firetails, Zebra Finches, Sparrows, Blackbirds etc are to be seen. Has
anyone else noted this phenomena?


Chris Coleborn

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