Wed, 6 Sep 2006 23:09:53 +1000
I grew up on the very edge of Geelong, (sth Vic). We had a bush garden but
there was no bush for miles. Sadly the first (and only???) Shining Bronze
Cuckoo I've ever seen was one that killed itself flying into window glass there
when I was young.
About a year ago at a house/office near Merri Creek (Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic)
a pardalote nearly came to grief when it flew into one of the windows. It took
quite a time to recover from the collision but did eventually fly off and I was
relieved to see no blood so I hope there was no permanent damage. The species,
which unfortunately I do not recall, was not the one seen on the creek.
I do hear and see Indian Turtledoves fly into windows on occasions but I've not
seen one die as a result
SO my point
Less or uncommon native birds fly/die at windows in urban areas - sadly not
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