Re: birding-aus Rainbow lorikeets in pine trees

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Subject: Re: birding-aus Rainbow lorikeets in pine trees
From: "Nick" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 08:27:41 +1000

I remember quite a few years ago when i use to live in Young on the western
slopes of NSW, a pair of Sacred Kingfishers nested in a peppercorn tree at
the local catholic high school. The nest was subject to quite a bit of
attention from the students, and was under fairly constant observation. What
makes this the more remarkable, is that one day, while the birds were still
incubating, a storm blew the top of the tree over. The workmen came in and
tidied the top of the tree up, and the kingfishers continued their business
as though they hadn't even noticed, and in the end they successfully reared
their chicks. An old christian brother who worked at the school was quite an
avid birdwatcher, and use to inform us of what the birds would bring in as
food for the chicks, including a 2 foot long brown snake.

To everyone else out there, on the previous thread of aboriginal names for
birds, I have been seeing quite a few Gang Gangs around here. Does this name
have an aboriginal origin? It sounds like it anyway

Nick Leseberg

24 Div ADFA
Northcott Dr
Campbell ACT 2612

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