To: "peter crow" <>
Subject: Lifespans.
From: "Dave Torr" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:48:55 +1000
I've seen the question asked a few times and I think it is very hard - I
believe that most birds suffer a very high mortality in their first year or
two but if they get past that they can live to a reasonable age (depending
on the species of course). So the average life expectancy is probably very
low (else we would be inundated with birds!) but the likely age for mature
birds will be totally different.

2008/8/26 peter crow <>

> I was recently asked, "How long to Butcherbirds live?"
> in spite of quite a bit of searching I have found nothing except a report
> stating one banded bird was 20 years old.
> Does anyone have any reference which does contain the life spans of various
> birds?
> thanks
> Peter
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