Unseasonal breeding?

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Subject: Unseasonal breeding?
From: Isobel Crawford <>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:39:04 +0000

this is not unseasonal. They breed 'early' to avoid cuckoo predation.


On 14/8/17 at 12:29 PM,  (Wayne Gregson) wrote:

>At the ponds near Kingston Foreshore last Thursday (10th
>August) I watched a pair of Yellow Rumped Thornbills apparently
>feeding young.  They went on several occasions from parts of
>the little park to a specific part of a nearby tall tree not
>carrying nesting material and on one occasion, when quite close
>to me, carrying an insect.  I had no binoculars with me and
>couldn’t spot a nest so I cannot be absolutely sure that
>there was a nest or young.
>Wayne Gregson

Ms Isobel Crawford,
Australian Botanical Surveys,
POB 6031,
O'Connor  ACT  2602.

02 6257 1860

0429 798 887.

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