Gang Gang and COG survey question
"Jenny Smits" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Gang Gang and COG survey question
pete cranston <>
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:32:59 +1100
In support of Jenny's question. Gang gangs can be seen on or cloe to ANU
campus seemingly year-round. They are fed regularly in the early morning
outside Bruce Hall and disperse thereafter towards ANBG and Black
Mountain, or elsewhere on campus. They feed on range of ornamentals on
campus and CSIRO site, but for the past month seem to use especially
Melia azadarach fruits, including close to BoZo (as was). Every time this
year I have been to University House grounds in the evening there are
several, includng a pair (m, f) feeding at eye-height on Melia fruit on
Thursday (3rd April) at dusk, undeterred by very heavy rain.|
At 11:13 05/04/2014, Jenny Smits wrote:
Family of three gang gangs in my
liquid amber as I write.
Could I clarify something for the COG Gang Gang Survey ? I see gang gangs
nearly every day in Deakin. They are often in my liquid amber this time
of year, across the road at my bosses (Stonehaven Cres) or at La Trobe
Park, Deakin. My sightings are only incidental and are generally the same
family group of 3.
I wonder whether it is important to the COG survey to enter each sighting
everyday even though it is the same group, in the same place, feeding on
the same forage? I guess it depends on the question the survey is trying
Thanks in advance
From: Mark Clayton
Sent: Saturday, 5 April 2014 10:37 AM
To: 'calyptorhynchus .'; 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Lorikeets in Hughes (and
I think point number 2 covers what happens when it is wet. I can?t see
where Gang-gangs would go in wet weather as the whole area was pretty wet
in that period.
With the Rainbow Lorikeets in my area (Kaleen), yesterday I had two
feeding in the rain in the tree in my front yard where I reported 5 birds
a week or so ago. I am yet to be convinced that the birds we see locally
are anything other than aviary escapees and email conversations with
several people tend to agree with me. Despite the rain I stood under the
tree and watched them for about 10 minutes ? sorry, no Gang-gangs but I
am waiting for them to arrive in a neighbour?s yard where they fed in a
Hawthorn last year.
From: calyptorhynchus .
Sent: Saturday, 5 April 2014 9:47 AM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Lorikeets in Hughes (and Gang-Gangs)
A flock of eight Rainbow Lorikeets screeching past in Hughes this
No Gang-Gangs in Hughes since the 24 March (when the rain started). I had
seen or heard them almost daily since the beginning of the year till
When people have entered all their Gang-Gang data at the COG/ALA site it
will be interesting to see if all GG records in the ACT ceased in this
wet weather. If they did it could either be because:
1. GGs leave Canberra in wet weather
2. Observers don't get out and GGs are less vocal/obvious in wet
Or a combination of 1 and 2.
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