Varied sittella behaviour

Subject: Varied sittella behaviour
From: Nick Payne <>
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 08:05:53 +1100
The bird at the rear appears larger than the adult Sitellas. Do Cuckoos parasitise Sitellas?


On 04/02/11 21:49, Margaret Leggoe wrote:

I enclose this photo for comment.  I watched these varied sittellas for some time, they appeared to be a single family group.  After I had a closer look at the photos it appeared to be a group of three adults and one chick (the grey and white one at the back).  Do varied sittellas raise chicks as a group in the same manner that choughs do?

Margaret Leggoe



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