on courtship display of small birds

To: "'Geoffrey Dabb'" <>, <>
Subject: on courtship display of small birds
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 09:00:51 +1000

In this case, he was accompanied by only one other, a female who seemed as happy with the display as I was.  He didn’t make any aggressive movements towards her, but simply danced around her at a distance of a couple of feet.

Whilst I occasionally use playback, this was not the case on that occasion.



From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Thursday, 16 August 2012 8:51 AM
To: 'Margaret Leggoe'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] on courtship display of small birds


That is very typical aggressive behaviour when a tape is being played.  Not that I suggest that here, of course.


From: Margaret Leggoe [m("","m.leggoe7141");">]
Sent: Thursday, 16 August 2012 8:34 AM
To: m("","canberrabirds");">
Subject: [canberrabirds] on courtship display of small birds


Last January I was being entertained by a pair of superb fairy-wrens with a delightful courtship display.  I was hoping the entertainment would continue unabated, but sadly another, less inconspicuous, human came by and the show was abruptly terminated.

Amazing the things you see from the concealment of a hide.

Margaret Leggoe



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