An odd couple

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Subject: An odd couple
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 12:55:31 +1000
Sometimes it is hard to know if people are being serious or not. I don't know these two birds at all, so I have no idea. However the picture no more tells me that it is she was telling him off and this was definitive proof that they were a couple than that they are each a half of two couples and having a bit of a territorial dispute. I don't know what is the full story. It could be either story or something else.
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From: Robin Eckermann [
Sent: Sunday, 1 April 2012 9:24 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] An odd couple

I understand that for several years a mixed pair (Little and Long-billed) of Corellas has been observed at Callum Brae. In a walk out there yesterday, we note one of each species inspecting different hollows a meter or so apart. It wasn't clear whether they were a pair or not ... but when I sent this picture to David Clark, his interpretation was that she was telling him off and this was definitive proof that they were a couple.
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Regards ... Robin Eckermann
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