To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Choughs
From: Michael Lenz <>
Date: Sun, 13 May 2018 08:14:50 +0000
At this time of year one can see often at various sites larger flocks of Choughs. More often than not a couple of flocks have joined. Some times you can see them squabbling at first before resuming foraging in unison. At other times you can also watch the break-up of larger flocks, each going separate ways.

Michael Lenz

On 13 May 2018 at 17:38, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

That comes down to a similar issue to the discussion last week about group sizes for the Black-fronted Dotterel and use of words. Yes that many choughs together is unusual. Maybe quite unusual but not very unusual. Whatever those distinctions mean. With a lot of data about flock sizes, that could be given a statistical description. It is among the higher end of flock sizes. It could of course be a temporary joining of 2 or 3 flocks.




From: Susan Robertson []
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Subject: [canberrabirds] Choughs


My daughter, Mary, reports that last week she saw a flock of 35 – 40 choughs together in a eucalypt in Barada Crescent, Aranda.  I’ve never seen so many at once.  Is it unusual?

Susan Robertson


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