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Subject: Galahs
From: "Denis Wilson" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 22:13:19 +1000
Hi Peter.
Thanks for the informative reply re Galahs chewing resulting in a tree hole forming.
Given the time lag, I am confident we can rule out any conscious "intention".
As for Galah numbers, I recall that my father, when writing "Birds of the ACT: Two Centuries of change" discovered a note made by the Schoolteacher at Duntroon (in the very early days of Duntroon's establishment as part of the Campbell family estate) that he had seen "a pair of Galahs".
I think that tells you something.
Of course, land clearing and farming have advantaged this species enormously, since those early pioneering days.
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