Breeding Season

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Subject: Breeding Season
From: "Robyn Howard" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 11:02:12 +1000
Here on the Sunshine Coast, South East Queensland, breeding is already in
full swing.   With a relatively warm winter with rains, breeding continued
unabated for some birds, but there is now a sudden flurry of activity.
Twigs, sticks, grass, cobwebs, feathers, etc., are being fashioned into
nests, with some birds already incubating.


Over the last few days, we have watched Wompoo Fruit-Doves, Noisy Miners,
Australian Magpies, Brown Thornbills, Blue-faced Honeyeaters, Brown
Honeyeaters, Grey Butcherbirds, White-faced Herons and more, all building or


Both Striated and Spotted Pardalotes, which are Winter breeders here, are
still nesting.




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