Behaviour of Leaden Flycatchers

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Subject: Behaviour of Leaden Flycatchers
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:28:58 +1100
A Leaden Flycatcher has been calling all morning at our place in Carwoola.  On going to investigate I soon found a male bird moving around in a Red Box (Eucalyptus polyanthemos) calling and wagging its tail.  After a short while a female appeared and the male caught a large insect and presented it to her.  They are, according to HANZAB, largely monogamous so it might just have been being 'friendly' or, as quite a few broods occur in February, he might have been suggesting a second breeding attempt.

Whatever, I am not showing this as a breeding record.

Martin Butterfield
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