Kookaburras and Nightwork

To: <>, "Craig Williams" <>
Subject: Kookaburras and Nightwork
From: "Mike Tarburton" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 20:47:50 +1000
G'Day Craig & others

The Blue-winged Kookaburras on our Campus just out of Port Moresby sometimes 
feed on the insects around some of our security lights for more than an hour 
after sunset.  Willie Wagtails often feed inside the Science building up to 
about 2000h.

I also found it interesting to track down all the Swift and swiftlet 
night-feeding records.  Several years back when I spent 10 nights in a cave in 
the PNG highlands I found some three-toed Swiftlets coming in to roost at 0200h 
and they were out again well before 0530h!  Who needs sleep?

Happy birding


Dr Mike Tarburton
Dean: School of Science and Technology
Pacific Adventist University
PMB, Boroko
Papua New Guinea

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