Toorbul Pt Brologas

To: "Burnice Starkey" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Toorbul Pt Brologas
From: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 21:27:14 +1100
Hi Burney,

I would suggest that the Brolga behaviour may indicate a territorial pair attempting, albeit a little half-hearted, to chase off an interloper. The head bobbing and calling of the pair was a display, obviously designed to tell the interloper that they were a committed pair and weren't interested in changing that situation. I have seen this with Black-necked (Satin) Storks when a third adult arrives on the scene. Was the third bird associating with the pair a young bird, possibly their offspring?

Greg Clancy
Coutts Crossing

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