Rufous Fantail with dependent young

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Subject: Rufous Fantail with dependent young
From: Wallaces <>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 04:12:46 +0000

A Rufous Fantail family was seen on Lyrebird Trail at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve this morning. Two dependent young (still with some down) were seen with the adults. As the graph below shows, there are only 10  breeding records in the COG database between 1982 and 2014 (7 dependent young, 1 carrying food, 1 nest with eggs and 1 on or leaving the nest), all in January, February or March.




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