Double-eyed fig parrot nest behaviour

To: "Donald G. Kimball" <>
Subject: Double-eyed fig parrot nest behaviour
From: Michael Tarburton <>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:02:31 +1000

G'day Don

HANZAB says:

Breeding very poorly known & no major studies. Does say one current nest tree had two older hollows presumed to be from previous years.

So looks like there is an opportunity for someone in Cairns to do some useful follow up work on that nest site.



On 28/09/2014, at 3:34 PM, Donald G. Kimball wrote:

I have had great fun watching a Fig Parrot at a nest cavity in Cairns over the past couple of days. I dont have a copy of Hanzab handy so I dont have a reference to answer this question. Do Fig Parrots re-use the cavity they
have excavated or create a new one each year?  Many thanks

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