|Subject:||Breeding display by Striated Thornbill|
|From:||"Philip Veerman" <>|
|Date:||Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:23:09 +1000|
Thanks all for the clarification. I was the no name correspondent, sending this:
"I am a little curious about the "Striated Thornbill (Display)" No reason why it wouldn't be but what was it and how does someone know that it was a breeding display? HANZAB doesn't enlighten me."
I thought we may have some new information about Striated Thornbill breeding display. I suggest "the open wings did look purposeful and directed at another thornbill - not for preening or flight" having little to no intimate knowledge of these birds, I guess that could equally be aggression or something else, unless someone such as HANZAB has properly described these things. I would suggest we want a "co" associated with it, to be confident that is what it was. However as the species surely breeds in our area, a breeding record either way is not going to rock the records.
I was not suggesting a species misidentification. I have seen the wing fluttering display of Pardalotes many times but I don't know what it means and have not seen it in Thornbills.
Would Barbara accept this as a BR on the blitz day? The principle does sometimes become odd, like when we get a GBS breeding record of Wedge-tailed Eagles from seeing a courtship display flight over the site, when the breeding is clearly not in the GBS Site.
-----Original Message-----From: Duncan McCaskill [ Sent: Thursday, 16 August 2012 9:32 AM To: Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Breeding display by Striated ThornbillI was the one who saw the behaviour, and now that you mention it did look similar to Striated Pardalote behaviour I have seen. Although I only got a brief glimpse (they were being typically hyperactive thornbills, and mostly invisible in dense foliage), the open wings did look purposeful and directed at another thornbill - not for preening or flight.
On 16 August 2012 08:05, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:
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