Lifespan of willie wagtails

To: "Cheryl Irene Bawhey" <>, <>
Subject: Lifespan of willie wagtails
From: "Philip Jackson" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 20:50:19 +1000
Hi Cheryl
According to 'Private Lives - Ages, Mates & Movements of some Australian Birds' by Pauline Reilly, a Willie Wagtail banded as an adult was retrapped alive 9 years 4 months later. So it seems likely that they can live to be at least 10 years old. Whether this is an 'average life-span' I do not know.
I hope that this is useful,
Philip Jackson.

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