Geoffrey Dabb <>
[Fwd: tagged galahs]
martin butterfield <>
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 <>
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.
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?
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