King Parrots nesting and Dollarbirds forming pairs

To: "'canberra birds'" <>
Subject: King Parrots nesting and Dollarbirds forming pairs
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 11:34:45 +1100

Yes, this seems to be a good year for $birds.  Yesterday there were 5 wheeling and quonking around Rocky Knob with much bowing and bobbing and persistent food-offering.  Then they flew off to the south where their aerial antics over the woodland could still be seen, while the associated quonks, although inaudible, could be readily imagined.


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From: Peter Ormay [
Sent: Saturday, 25 December 2010 10:27 PM
To: canberra birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] King Parrots nesting and Dollarbirds forming pairs


Hi all,

This morning in the east side of the Aranda Bushland I saw a female King Parrot emerge from a hollow in an old E mannifera while a male was calling nearby.  The hollow was a fair way up and I heard no noise that may have been made by chicks.


About 200m to the south of the above there were two Dollarbirds face to face about 10cm apart shouting at each other in the top of a tree while third one flitting from branch to branch near them anxiously.


Happy New Year


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