FW: [canberrabirds] A post-modern hollow

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] A post-modern hollow
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2018 23:17:29 +0000

This was a slide to illustrate ‘ Myna Rage’  for the purpose of an old talk.  The street light was in Sturt Street, Griffith, about 17 years ago.




From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Sunday, 9 September 2018 8:57 PM
To: 'Dr David Rosalky';
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] A post-modern hollow


Hopefully they get electrocuted……….


From: Dr David Rosalky [
Sent: Sunday, 9 September, 2018 5:17 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] A post-modern hollow


A pair of Common Mynas in my street in Deakin has chosen a broken street light for a nesting hollow.  The shield glass has broken leaving a fair-sized, if rather jagged, opening.

I can’t see exactly what stage they are at but it appears there is grass and other nesting material in the light; I have seen one bird in the nest and one on top of the post with a large insect in its bill; I have seen both birds in the nest.


But I have not seen incubation or feeding activity yet.  So I am not sure if they yet have eggs in the light. I’ll keep watching.


David Rosalky

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