Subject: Irruptions
From: Rafael Furniss <>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 1995 16:10:46 +1000 (EST)
Hello All,

Has anyone noticed a boom in the population of Magpie-Larks lately? 
Usually I will see Fork-tailed Kites and Common Mynas every day of the 
year, but in the past few months I see at least a dozen every day in 
right across Townsville. Prior to this 1-2 a week was about the norm. Is 
this surge in population happening anywhere else? 

The other interesting thing I've noticed lately is that the 
Double-barred Finch population around the university is flourishing to 
the detriment of the Spice Finch population. Good to see a local species 
taking territory from an introduced one.


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