FW: [canberrabirds] RE: Glossy blacks at Burrewarra [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] RE: Glossy blacks at Burrewarra [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 11:53:57 +1100

As they feed on developed but unripe cones from the current year they probably need to move, according to fruiting, between pockets of the rather sparsely distributed casuarina in the Bungendore/Braidwood area – or even to Canberra.  Then in winter they might need to find nest sites (large mature or dead eucs) in proximity to their food, which might influence movement.   This pair was snapped near a nest site last August in one of their more regular haunts in the area.




From: McLaughlin, Duncan MR [
Sent: Wednesday, 6 February 2008 8:51 AM
To: Whitworth, Benjamin - BRS; Des Clark-Walker
Subject: [canberrabirds] RE: Glossy blacks at Burrewarra [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]



Wow - thanks Benj.


I think you are right - we just don't know what they are doing.


The old farmers on my road reckon they have been passing through our area forever (well at least since the 1950s). They also reckon they generally pass westward late winter and eastward in Autumn.


But then again, when you quiz them on other bird matters, I am not sure you can consider these farmers that reliable a source. Also considering the rare occurrence of these visits.






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