Dusky Wood Swallow domestic arrangements

To: "John Leonard" <>, "Canberra Birds" <>, "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Dusky Wood Swallow domestic arrangements
From: "Greg and Val Clancy" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 16:17:34 +1100
HANZAB states that the Dusky Woodswallow usually nests in simple pairs but sometimes co-operatively with one to two additional adults assisting with incubation and feeding the nestlings and fledgelings.

Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Wildlife-Birding Guide
Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
0266493153 0429601960

-----Original Message----- From: John Leonard
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 11:22 AM
To: Canberra Birds ; Birding-aus
Subject: Dusky Wood Swallow domestic arrangements

Here's a question that occurred to me watching our local small group of

In large breeding flocks it's difficult to see, but when you have smaller
numbers DWss usually seem to be in multiples of three. Is this a male and
two females (or vice versa), or a pair and an offspring from last year
helping them with this year's breeding?

John Leonard

I want to be with the 9,999 other things.


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