Dollarbirds in Corrob. Park

To: "Michael & Janette Lenz" <>
Subject: Dollarbirds in Corrob. Park
From: Marion Jones <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 11:56:37 +0800
Hi.  I too have been interested in the Dollarbirds up behind Deakin and this morning I saw the first very obviously immature bird - totally white beak and no violet on throat.   I also saw a couple mating just a month or so ago but would hardly think that this little one was the result of that coupling!!

2010/1/3 Michael & Janette Lenz <>
Two aspects of this are of interest:\
(1) It may be the most suburban breeding location in Canberra, although others may well correct me on that.
(2) It is a fairly late breeding start, will the pair make it to raise young? Possibly, it is a 2nd nesting attempt after failure of a first. Very little is known about the breeding biology of the Dollarbird as a check of HANZAB reveals. No information on incubation and nestling period etc.
 I'll watch with great interest this chat line for future reports from Robin Hide and others about the fate of this breeding attempt.
Michael Lenz

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