Bush Stone-Curlew status

To: shorty <>, Martin Butterfield <>
Subject: Bush Stone-Curlew status
From: John Bundock <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:40:56 +0000
Magpie geese have been at Tidbinbilla since 1980, when eggs were brought down from the Northern Territory. The geese were bred there, some raised artificially. Initially they were pinioned but for many years the ones there have been free-flying. They form trios, a male and 2 females, for breeding. The last breeding event was in 2016 when at least 10 hatched to a threesome in December of that year.  Unfortunately all the goslings disappeared, presumably to a predator. Tidbinbilla has lost interest in its magpie geese. When the present 3 die, that will be it.

John Bundock

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