Rainbow Bee-eaters

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Subject: Rainbow Bee-eaters
From: "Jon Wren" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 22:22:44 +1000
Gooday Frank and birding-ausser's,
I have also been observing the flocks of Rainbow Bee-eaters passing through
the Torres Strait Qld. over recent weeks.
The majority of birds were either juveniles or adults that had lost their
elongated tail feathers. Only a few adult birds were observed over a four
week period. Size of flocks varied from 10 birds up to 50 birds with two
flocks observed in early April of 100+.
When travelling over land they remain quite high, but over sea they are
within a couple of metres of the surface usually giving their interpretation
of the Roadrunner  "breep, breep, breep"

Jon Wren

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