A Galaxy of Star Finch

To: Chris Shaw <>
Subject: A Galaxy of Star Finch
From: Ian May <>
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 11:03:17 +1100
Hello Chris

Interesting observation and great photos. August 2013 at Myroodah Crossing; 18'04.880"S, 124' 13.656"E , many hundreds, perhaps more than 1000 birds comprising several swarming flocks and feeding around long dense seeding cane grass clumps for about 150 metres along bush track winding adjacent to the southern margin of Fitzroy River, starting not more than about 50 metres east of the road. Great camping spot too. Also, years ago on this forum I wrote about about flocks of Star Finch that frequent the Maleleuca swamps at Wyndham (three mile) township. We lived there for eight years during the nineties and the best area for them were the dense tea tree clumps about 250 m South West of the Caravan Park.


Ian May

St Helens, Tas.   0428337956


Chris Shaw wrote:

The most Star Finch I've ever seen by a long shot in a tree beside the Miaree 
Pool. Usually in small numbers but this lot were having a conference. I was 
wondering whether others have recorded them in large groups?

Chris Shaw

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pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all 
undiscovered before me." Sir Isaac Newton

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