Speckled Warblers breeding

To: Steve Holliday <>
Subject: Speckled Warblers breeding
From: Michael Lenz <>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 10:57:42 +1000

certainly an interesting obs. You may also want to look at the article by Stephen Wallace in CBN 37 (3), 2012, 161-166:" Autumn breeding of the Speckled Warbler in the ACT". Your obs. fit in well with the previously recorded pattern of breeding events.

Michael Lenz

On 15 May 2014 08:12, Steve Holliday <> wrote:

During a walk on the western slopes of Mt Ainslie yesterday morning, Prue and I found a pair of Speckled Warblers with 2 fledglings. The young birds looked straight off the nest to me – very clumsy, with rudimentary tails and little bits of down sticking out of their heads. In the COG atlas there is a record of a nest with young in April, and I think there was a late record last year too. A long breeding season considering they start in winter, the good rains in early autumn may be the cause. Or perhaps it’s a regular occurrence and just hasn’t been noticed very often.


Also of interest, 3 or 4 Fuscous Honeyeaters and a couple of brown Rose Robins.



<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the Canberra Ornithologists Group mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the list contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email . If you can not contact David McDonald e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU