finch flocks in OZ

Subject: finch flocks in OZ
From: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 18:29:46 +0800

Lorne Johnson asked about large flocks of finches in Australia.

The biggest flock that I can remember is ~1,000 Painted Finch at the Mary River bridge (between Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing) in the Kimberley. It was late August from memory in the mid 1990s. They were gone a week later.

I have seen reasonable flocks of Zebra Finch (100s), Star Finch (100+), Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (~100).

Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
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