FW: [canberrabirds] Gang-gang surprise visit

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] Gang-gang surprise visit
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:53:02 +1100

Thanks Robin.  Once again the confirmed juveniles are males IF the red in the head is an exclusively male characteristic.  I note the upper bird has a lot of pink in the underparts which is usually a female characteristic.



From: Robin Hide [
Sent: Tuesday, 30 December 2014 8:00 AM
To: Geoffrey Dabb
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Gang-gang surprise visit



Not much better -but two attached-



From: Geoffrey Dabb
Sent: Tuesday, 30 December 2014 7:51 AM
To: Robin Hide
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Gang-gang surprise visit


Once again only juv MALES, apparently Robin.  Do you have better shots of the juvs?  g


From: Robin Hide [m("","robin.hide");">]
Sent: Monday, 29 December 2014 8:12 PM
To: Canberra Birds (m("","canberrabirds");">)
Subject: [canberrabirds] Gang-gang surprise visit


I was working in the garden (Ainslie, nr Corroboree Park) this afternoon, when a Gang-gang pair flew in to perch on a dead cherry tree. Unlike the pair that regularly  visit and call vigorously the moment they arrive, this pair remained silent.  After a few minutes, they were joined by a second pair attended by a couple of immatures (males?). The first pair then flew off, while the family of four remained and the adult pair ate a little- all four then headed off together. The most we’ve seen together in the last few months is three birds.


Robin Hide.




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