Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 19 Jan 2015 07:07:59 +1000
   Birdline Australian Capital Territory

   Published sightings for the week ending 18 Jan 2015.

   Wed 14 Jan Brush Cuckoo Gigerline NR
   Begging Fledgling fed by Male Leaden Flycatcher. Breeding rarely
   reported in this area.
   Martin Butterfield
   Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, Rainbow Lorikeet Riordan St Park (Fadden)
   At 0700 on 12/1/15, saw an all green parrot, red beak, yellow "scales"
   on breast and neck, yellow-green underside of tail feathers. Several
   centimetres smaller than the Rainbow Lorikeet, which it spent all its
   time with up in the Eucs. Was there together with the Rainbow Lorikeet
   for an hour grooming each other and inspecting a hollow. Stayed in low
   branches in easy viewing for 1hr+. On 13/1/15 at 0725, saw the
   Scaly-breasted again, this time with a flock of 8 Rainbow Lorikeets,
   which was a surprise as I hadn't ever seen more than 3 Rainbow
   Lorikeets at once anywhere in the ACT. Can add that the Scaly-breasted
   has red, orange, and green under the wings. They dispersed in different
   directions in groups of 2-3 when a pigeon landed in their midst and
   started to display. The Scaly-breasted left with one Rainbow Lorikeet,
   presumably the same one as yesterday. I relocated them again later,
   grooming themselves right beside each other. Scaly-breasted still there
   this morning (14/1/15) at 0645 with the Rainbow Lorikeet. Higher up
   today, so harder to see.
   Ryu Callaway
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