A breeding event

To: 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: A breeding event
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2022 05:37:41 +0000

Yes and birds can copulate for some time (at least several days) before and after the egg laying time. So there can easily be a week or so leeway. As in she could have already laid two eggs or not started yet. This comment is based on general knowledge, not knowledge specific to this species (apart from the idea of 2 eggs).




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Ian Fraser
Sent: Monday, 5 December, 2022 4:16 PM
To: Lindell Emerton; Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] A breeding event


Lindell, she will lay the fertilised egg in the morning, and quite likely another one in a couple of days. It will hatch in around 25 days, then the chick should fledge in about 6 weeks. However it seems that most of our information is from captive birds. So, perhaps you could prepare a welcome for about mid-February?


On 5/12/2022 3:37 pm, Lindell Emerton via Canberrabirds wrote:


6.30am I opened the Family room curtains today and this was my early morning greeting.


These two are regular visitors to our garden. They call in most days in search of seed that I may or may not put out for them and their other parrot friends. After seeing this my question is - how long need I wait for these two to introduce their newly fledged offspring? That is supposing they find a suitable nesting hollow and are successful at rearing their chicks.

The closest nesting hollows that I know of are up on Red Hill.




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