Re: Yellow Chats by the Hundreds

Subject: Re: Yellow Chats by the Hundreds
From: (Roger Jaensch)
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 10:25:33 +1100
     Regarding aggregations of Yellow Chat, a quick search of my notebooks 
     and literature revealed the following highest numbers counted at sites 
     in WA and NT up to about 1995:
     - Roebuck Plains, WA: 100+ in Jun 79.
     - Camballin Floodplain (Fitzroy R), WA: 40 in Nov 86.
     - Lake Argyle, WA: 114 in Aug 86.
     - Parry Floodplain (lower Ord R), WA: 85+ in May 88.
     - Osmans Lake (E of Keep R estuary), NT: 71 in Sep 93.
     - Lake Woods (Barkly Tableland), NT: 100+ in Jul 82.
     - Lake Sylvester (Barkly Tableland), NT: 50+ in Mar 85.
     Few if any of these data resulted from systematic efforts to count all 
     birds present. Some refer to flocks, others to totals over many 
     hectares. Larger totals probably would be realised if adding numbers 
     from separate sites within a wetland system, e.g. the Barkly lakes.
          Roger Jaensch
          Wetlands International - Oceania
          GPO Box 636 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
          tel:  +61-2-6250-0779     fax:  +61-2-6250-0799


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