Brown Thornbill/Large-billed Scrubwren Nest- Berry, NSW

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Subject: Brown Thornbill/Large-billed Scrubwren Nest- Berry, NSW
From: "Bob Ashford" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 14:12:09 +1100
Hi folks

On the 11th of Oct I watched as a Brown Thornbill lined a nest (Dome, low down, 
almost hidden in dead bracken on a bank side). I didnt see any further activity 
(I pass about every second day) until the 19th when I had a peek from some 
distance through my binoculars. I was surprised to see a Large-billed Scrubwren 
sitting in the nest watching me with a steady large black eye. It was still 
there on the 21st but gone today with no eggs or chicks.

I didnt check to see if there were old eggs under some lining - might do that 
in due course if I see no activity.

Ive seen LBSW's attempt a takeover of Yellow-throated Scrubwren nests ( I live 
on the egde of rainforest) unsuccessfully. Not seen or heard of them 
commandeering a Brown Thornbills nest. Anybody heard of this or got any comments

Many thanks
Bob Ashford

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