Zebra Finches at Dunlop etc

To: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Subject: Zebra Finches at Dunlop etc
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 22:27:09 +1100
Some finches build roosting nests, so this is not necessarily breeding
related (although it may be). Also some finches indulge in courting
behaviour (which for the Diamond Firetail is quite an interesting spectacle,
they have a bobbing dance that they do, carrying a long piece of grass) at
times of year that they are not breeding. Also, Australian finches sing for
sex and sociality rather than for territories (unlike most songbirds)
although that is a generalisation.


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