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Subject: dollarbirds
From: Jill Dening <>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 13:03:50 +1100
At approx 7:45 am on 26/10/2000 I observed 5 Dollarbirds
flying/displaying/feeding (whatever) together over my backyard at Woody Point,
north of Brisbane, SE Queensland, Australia.
This is the greatest number of Dollarbirds I have seen together anywhere
They continued their activities in the area for at least 30 minutes.
Bob Inglis

Hi Bob,

This is not a one-upmanship message, because I was astonished recently, when friends Ivan and Joyce Fien came to lunch, and, as birders do, we were exchanging bird stories. Ivan told the following:

They live at Beachmere, SEQld.(lat. 27deg.05.7 mins S.   long. 153deg. 04.15min. E.)

On 14/10/00 they saw a loose flock of 20 Dollarbirds hawking around their place.
On 16/10/00 they saw a flock of 15 Dollarbirds doing much the same at Carseldine, which is in the northern suburbs of Brisbane.

And, for MIKE TARBURTON, Ivan and Joyce saw their first NEEDLETAILS at home on 16/10/00, a flock of 12.


Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51'        152º 56'

Ph (07) 5494 0994
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