Common Bronzewings nesting in Wamboin

To: "" <>, 'David Cook' <>
Subject: Common Bronzewings nesting in Wamboin
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2020 08:10:37 +0000
Also, Pied Currawongs are regular predators of Crested Pigeon chicks in the 
nest, right up to ready to leave stage. So why not the similar Common 


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Sent: Thursday, 7 May, 2020 1:15 PM
To: David Cook
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Subject: Common Bronzewings nesting in Wamboin

As for, you comment about too big, I would not be too sure about that.
Years ago on one of those Lindenmayer surveys, I saw a Pied Currawong
carry off an about 2/3rds grown Australian Raven chick from the nest.

On 2020-05-07 10:52, David Cook wrote:
> Jack,
> Unfortunately, this breeding event has failed - we found a dead
> juvenile Common Bronzewing about 10m from the nest this morning. It
> was headless and tailless, but otherwise intact.
> Not sure what the culprit could be, Pied Currawong or Magpie would be
> my guess, though a bronzewing, even a small one, would be too big to
> carry for either species. It may have just fledged and crashed into
> something, or chased, then predated on the ground.
> The nest appears to be empty and as clutch size is usually two, we'll
> keep an eye out for another successful fledgling being fed.
> David
> On 25/04/2020 1:32 pm,  wrote:
>> Many thanks David, that’s an even more remarkable breeding event,
>> noting that the BIRD INFO data shows no Common Bronzewing breeding
>> of any kind between March and July (inclusive) and only a single
>> each of on/leaving nest and nest with young for February.
>> The BIRD INFO data does show a longer/wider breeding season for the
>> White-winged Chough, including a single record of nest building in
>> April as well as in June.
>> It’s great that both these records will be captured on your GBS
>> chart.
>> Regards
>> Jack Holland
>; Christine

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