finch flocks in OZ

To: "Lorne Johnson" <>, <>
Subject: finch flocks in OZ
From: "Ricki Coughlan" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 07:00:47 +1000
That's easy, Lorne. Whilst I've seen couples or dozens of most species, I've seen hundreds of Zebra Finches in central Australia in 1978 and last September I saw at least a thousand Zebra Finches adjacent to the Barkly Roadhouse on the Barkly Highway, NT.
I've also seen hundreds of breeding family groups of Crimson Finches at Geikie Gorge near Fitzroy Crossing, which easily tallied into the thousands. However, these were more interconnected groups rather than flocking in the true sense of the word. 
Broome WA
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