Swans with neck-rings - Banyule Flats

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Subject: Swans with neck-rings - Banyule Flats
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 22:30:43 +1100
As David says, Anthea's birds are probably from the Albert Park study - which has since been extended from behavioural studies at the Park to wider studies of mate selection in Black Swans.

The study originally used leg bands (white for male, black for female - or the other way round) but now uses neck bands (of course with permits) with one I recorded with leg bands now having neck bands..

To report sightings see below. It's interesting to find out how far your birds have wandered - and how they have paired.

When does birding becoming snooping!

Michael Norris

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