To: 'Danny McCreadie' <>, 'canberrabirds chatline' <>
Subject: YTBC at ANBG
From: Julian Robinson <>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2019 04:16:17 +0000


At 11am, before Danny’s obs, 6 YT black cockatoos flew into the bot gardens from Black Mtn direction.  I was interested because they started feeding not far from where I was sitting (Section 36 near top end of rainforest garden) and two of them seemed to be begging young – one begged almost non-stop for the 10 minutes they were there, though without any response from the adults.  They were feeding on a medium sized banksia with smallish ‘cones’.  The tree had a mixture of fresh yellow cones and older dried ones, the cockies neatly chewing off the old ones before, I assume, picking out the seeds.  When I moved on to follow a possible Pink Robin, they flew off towards the cafe, each with one cone in the beak.



I had a ¾ (rear and slightly below) view of a female robin for 10 seconds.  All I noticed was that it clearly had tan-coloured (not white or off-white or buff) wingbars and was alone. I can’t vouch for it being “overall dark” or otherwise.   Can anyone offer thoughts on possible alternatives to pink robin as the ID?



From: Danny McCreadie [
Sent: Saturday, 6 April 2019 5:45 PM
To: 'canberrabirds chatline'
Subject: [canberrabirds] YTBC at ANBG


This afternoon 6 YTBCs were in the trees at the entrance to the Botanic Gardens.


Danny McCreadie

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