Arrival dates of White-breasted Woodswllows in NSW

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Subject: Arrival dates of White-breasted Woodswllows in NSW
From: "Terry Bishop" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 09:36:30 +1000 (AUS Eastern Standard Time)
Sorry Alan. 
    Applies to both Galahs and SC Cockatoos. Both disappear during the
freezing weather about the same time. They would not have to go far.
Probably Wellington, Dubbo or Mudgee area where they don't have windchills
of -5 to -7 during the day. They do not all fly off at once or reappear at
once but the numbers decrease or increase over about a week or so. Numbers
of Galahs are 100-150 and SC Cockatoos 30-50. The drought seems to affect
the bird life. We had a few Pink Cockatoos around last Spring (No dates
unfortunately) till the November rains were received out west. The dates
when they both the Galahs and SC Cockatoos start to disappear and reappear
    2004 20 April - 6th October 
    2005 12 May - 27th Sept 
    2006 15 May - 17th Sept 
    No I have not been to Tassie but they are definitely YWBs. They are much
larger, are much more agro, white chin, no red iris and their raucous call
is different than our local RWB. You would not want them as a caged
As to how they arrived here has caused much discussion. After some
investigation I am leaning toward them being bought in as eggs but still
have lots of info to check out. 
-------Original Message------- 
From: Alan morris 
Date: 19/09/2006 6:59:24 PM 
To: Terry Bishop 
Subject: Arrival dates of White-breasted Woodswllows in
I presume that you mean SC Cockatoos and not Galahs. You did not answer my 
Question aboutr 2004 & 2005. 
I have been away and so have not followed the comments about the Yellow 
Wattlebirds. Have you been to Tassie and seen the bird? They are bigger and 
The plumage colours are different to RWB., Are you saying that the bird (s) 
Is a YWB or are you saying that the wattles are yellow and to all account, 
The birds look like RWB but with yellow wattles? 

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