Lifespan of willie wagtails

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Subject: Lifespan of willie wagtails
From: "Cheryl Irene Bawhey" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 19:44:33 +0930
Hi All


I'm interested to know an estimate of average life-span of willie-wagtails
(ignoring predators, accidents etc.) if anyone has this information.  I've
checked several of our bird-books but haven't had any luck so far.


The reason for my query: We were blessed with an adult wagtail (female, we
think) that visited our house for the last 3 years or so, but has most
probably lived in the area for longer than that.  She disappeared about 3
weeks ago, and hasn't been seen or heard which is unusual as previously
she'd never been away for more than about 3 days at any one time - even in
nesting season (the kids were brought in too when they'd fledged). There's
been no moth-"outbreaks" to keep her busy and she'd been paired up with
another adult for a month or so.


Thanks for anyone who might shed some light for this wagtail-lover.


Kind regards

Cheryl Bawhey

Clarence Gardens, S.A.


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