Boobok movements

To: "'Peter Milburn'" <>, <>
Subject: Boobok movements
From: "Paul Fennell" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 13:38:32 +1100

Obviously victims to early daylight saving!


Paul Fennell

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From: Peter Milburn [
Sent: Wednesday, 8 October 2008 12:27 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Boobok movements


An alternative hypothesis to humans disturbing roosting Booboks is: that they are relocating from their winter quarters and are forced into using suboptimal daytime roosts and, hence, more readily discovered by the usual vigilantes.  They have been prominent in the inner north suburbs in the last 2 weeks.  On one occasion three were 3 birds calling within a small radius and I am certain that these are not resident in the area.




Dr P.J. Milburn
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ANU ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility
John Curtin School of Medical Research
Australian National University
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