sick gang gang

To: "'Chris Davey'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: sick gang gang
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 14:08:08 +1000

I have never seen it in a Gang-gang or heard of such a case before and I
thought of making the same comment as you have. But the sample size is
so small, it is hard to know how important such a (possible first)
observation is. Damien's information is interesting too. Another thing I
have thought of is that casual watching suggests to me that the infected
birds commonly don't get close to their group. Whether the birds
recognise a sick one and stay apart I couldn't guess. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Davey  
Sent: Friday, 3 June 2011 10:19 PM
To: Elizabeth Compston; Canberra Birds
Subject: sick gang gang

To my knowledge this is possibly the first case of Beak and Feather in a

Gang-gang.  Am I correct?

I was under the impression that it was thought that the disease was
in the nesting hollow, not at feeding tables.


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