RE: Chiltern

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Subject: RE: Chiltern
From: "Osborn, Paul PR" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 14:07:07 +1000
Susan Myers said
'Jacky Winter - a declining species in Vic,about 6 seen in one spot'

This has reminded me that I wanted to post a question about these birds.
I have found four dead Jacky Winters on our property in two weeks, three
on one day. Could see no obvious signs of the cause of death but my wife
tells me she has observed a lot of fighting by JWs recently. Could these
be last year's offspring being driven off and refusing to leave? or is
it more likely to be death from starvation or disease? Does anyone know
of any reason for such a sudden spate of mortality in this species? We
have had a lot of frosty nights lately, could have something to do with

Paul Osborn
Research Scientist
BHP Research - Newcastle Labs
PO Box 188 Wallsend, NSW, 2287
Ph: (02) 49792705
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