[Fwd: tagged galahs]

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Subject: [Fwd: tagged galahs]
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 15:27:45 +1100
Assuming these are still from Judith's project it is more like 6 years ago. 

Some possibly more interesting follow-up questions are
  • why are the tags not constructed so the they fall off after "x" months?  This would seem to be particularly desirable if the tags are of a design such as might attract predators (as seemed to be the case described in a COG Meeting this year with a  Black Cockatoo project in WA).
  • why doesn't the Bandig scheme keep records of post project observations to give insights into longevity of birds etc?

On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 1:46 PM, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

These are reported periodically in North Canberra and are associated with a project that must have been concluded, gee, maybe 10 years ago.  Michael Lenz knows the details, I think.  Next, someone asks why the tags weren’t removed at the end of the project.


From: Canberra Ornithologists Group Inc. [
Sent: Monday, 27 December 2010 1:16 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] [Fwd: tagged galahs]


Does anyone in COG know about these tags (see below)? - this query came to the COG office email.

sandra h


Dear COG Team,
I have a question about some birds I saw this morning. I was riding my bike along Northbourne Ave today and spotted two galahs at the side of the road. I thougt I saw some numbers on the side of their wings and indeed when I stopped and went back, I saw that both birds had round tags wired to both of their wings. They were round, approx 2-3cm diameter and had letters on them: BX and TO. I assume they are part of some tracking survey. What's the story there and is it helpful to report these sightings to you?

Canberra Ornithologists Group Inc.
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Civic Square ACT 2608

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