Subject: dollarbirds
From: "jon wren" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 13:42:50 GMT
Bob and birding-ausers,
I recall observing a similar aerial display of Dollarbirds Eurystomus orientalis Australian race pacificus at Collinsville and in the Bowen area a number of years ago. There were 5 - 6 birds in attendance and I assumed that they were displaying their wares and looking for a mate during the breeding season (Oct -Feb. PK and Sept - Feb SD The best triple twirl and twist got their preferred mate although I did not observe actual copulation. Love the quick "yuk, yuk, yuk, yuk" call and the actual rolling of this Roller.
Jon Wren
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