New Holland Honeyeater action (photos) @ ANBG

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Subject: New Holland Honeyeater action (photos) @ ANBG
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2019 00:05:02 +0000
Con wrote: "From memory....." Yes. This was the subject of the main talk to 
COG's July 2019 meeting. This extract from the July Gang-gang.
The main presentation will be by Jessica
McLachlan, who has recently completed
her PhD work at the Research School of
Biology at the ANU, on "Communicating
about danger: alarm calls and
information use in the New Holland

I thought the talk was interesting of course. The main aspects were fine. One 
of the lesser details left me quite confused. I thought I understood it was 
stated as important or to some extent statistically significant to the 
honeyeaters as to whether the playing of the alarm call of the Superb 
Fairy-wren or Crimson Rosella came first. That strikes me as a very artificial 
investigation and I wondered at its usefulness. Did others wonder the same 
thing? I might have misunderstood what was being stated.

As for banded birds, if you go looking at the small birds at ANBG, I would 
suggest that many or most are banded. There have been many studies done there 
over many years.


-----Original Message-----
From: Con Boekel 
Sent: Thursday, 5 September, 2019 7:46 AM
Subject: New Holland Honeyeater action (photos) @ ANBG

 From memory, I believe that some NHH in the Gardens were colour-banded
for a study having to do with species ability to use effectively the
alarm calls of other species. This included, I vaguely recall, the
ability to interpret alarm calls to the level of the kind of predator
the birds were calling about. Thus, for example, could a Superb
Fairywren work out whether a NHH was calling about a Brown Goshawk or a
Brown Snake and tailor evasive behaviour accordingly?



On 9/4/2019 11:41 PM, Kevin and Gwenyth Bray wrote:
> Hi
> Forgive my ignorance, but I note in one of these pix that the NEH had
> been banded.
> Do any of you know of, or are involved in, such banding?  And, if so,
> with what result in terms of knowledge of NEH behaviour/locations?
> Kevin Bray
> -----Original Message----- From: David Rees
> Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 6:31 PM
> To: COG list
> Subject: [canberrabirds] New Holland Honeyeater action (photos) @ ANBG
> Not sitting on twigs..... truely manic things.
> David

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