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|Subject:||Breeding birds in Hawker|
|From:||Anthony Overs via Canberrabirds <>|
|Date:||Thu, 3 Mar 2022 01:25:19 +0000|
Another breeding report for you (and maybe the last?).
Crested Pigeons were sitting on the nest for quite some time, and then they weren't. No sign of eggs, and it is hard to tell if the nest was predated given how messy it was in the shrub concerned. So, they're one for three for successful nests.
I have multiple pairs of Red-rumped Parrots visit my baths every day. They bring their young with them for a short period before they decide that those kids should be elsewhere. One pair brought two brand new young to the bath last week, which may be evidence of late breeding or indeed a second brood! With an incubation period of 20 days, and young fledging after another four to five weeks, a second brood is highly possible.
The resident Australian King-Parrots have two very noisy begging young. I have no idea where the nest is, perhaps in The Pinnacle or on Kama. I'm assuming breeding records in town are not common.
Although I have not kept a close eye on them, the Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes that breed nearby at the primary school entrance appear to have raised at least one young.
Both Spotted and Striated Pardalotes have raised numerous young, many of which visit the baths often. They are very quick though, they sneak in, land on the bath, a tiny drink, then vanish into the treetops. Calling betrays their presence.
It has been an incredible breeding season, with multiple attempts by many species. Thanks to consecutive wet spring-summers, there are abundant food sources that are sustaining lots of young birds. I expect survivorship to be high. I guess that's the way it goes in our climate!
On Mon, 31 Jan 2022 at 19:32, Anthony Overs <> wrote:
And the breeding reporting continues …
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