finch flocks in OZ

To: "'Ricki Coughlan'" <>, "'Lorne Johnson'" <>, <>
Subject: finch flocks in OZ
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 09:49:51 +0930

How about two flocks of Gouldian Finches, one of 30 and another of 40 – along the Golden Gate track near the NT / WA border.


Tony Russell


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From: [ On Behalf Of Ricki Coughlan
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 6:31 AM
To: Lorne Johnson;
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] finch flocks in OZ


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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