Roosting behaviour

Subject: Roosting behaviour
From: Muriel Brookfield <>
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 18:02:15 +1000
Magpie-larks have been roosting recently close by our place in Wybalena Grove in Cook. This is the first time I have noticed it, in what I consider prime Pied Currawong territory. Not in large numbers - tonight they began to fly in quietly at 1705 hrs and had settled down by 1715hrs, 8 in one group, 6 in another, both groups in Red Box eucalypts high in the canopy. They came in ones and twos from different directions, with no calling, but a lot of flapping once landed, for about five minutes.

A couple of weeks ago, 7 White-winged Choughs roosted over our front courtyard. I had peviously thought that they always returned to the Aranda bushland. They came in at dusk, and 6 huddled together on a straightish branch with No.7 at some little distance away (sentry duty?). Then when the currawongs and magpies were quiet, No.7 joined the main bunch. They came again over the weekend, but not tonight.
Muriel Brookfield

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