Caught bird

To: 'Geoff' <>, "" <>
Subject: Caught bird
From: Mark Clayton <>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 03:39:56 +0000



The wing belongs to a Wood Duck and obviously has managed to get itself trapped by the looks of things. At this time of year holes are a valuable commodity with many hole nesting species starting to think very seriously about breeding, resulting in squabbles between different species. I assume the gliders you refer to are Sugar Gliders?





From: Geoff [
Sent: Monday, 17 August 2015 1:33 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Caught bird


Does anyone know what belongs to this wing? It is caught in a hole in a dead tree about 25’ from the ground.


A galah was screeching at the hole which caused 4 gliders to race out. I saw 2 glide to different trees and disappear into other holes. The galahs chased the gliders as they went into the holes.






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