3 frogmouths together on a wire

To: "Laurie Knight" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: 3 frogmouths together on a wire
From: "Prof Michael Tarburton" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 07:45:46 +1100
G'day All
Laurie that sounds like a parent and two young.  The parents get them
out of the nest tree at a fairly early age and from then on the young
give a "whispery: begging call almost continuously.  Unfortunately
cats pick up on these calls and target the young birds.  I have
chased cats out of the tree the young were in in the middle of the
night.  then had one of the young disappear the only night I was not
there in 11 nights to chase the cats away!.
Cheers & Happy frogmouth watching 
Mike Tarburton
 I observed 3 frogmouths in suburbia last night. One flew onto the 
 phone line and was quickly joined 2 others. They behaved a bit like a

 trio of Noisy Miners messing about and made unusual whispery calls. 
 Perhaps they were a family group.

 Regards, Laurie.


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