Banded Stilt breeding information

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Subject: Banded Stilt breeding information
From: "Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 11:21:56 +1100
I have recently seen large aggregations of Banded Stilt, firstly at Rottnest
Island off Perth (I estimated the total number of birds on the Rottnest salt
lakes to be in the many thousands) and then at the Western Treatment Plant,
Werribee, Victoria (where the numbers are less but still many hundreds to a
thousand). What is of interest apart from the uncommonly large numbers is
the high proportion of juvenile birds present, as evidenced by the number of
birds with no or incomplete chestnut bands. I presume that this reflects a
recent major breeding event on some inland lake (probably in Western
Australia). However, I have not read or heard any report/s of any such
breeding event this year.

Does anyone have any information about Banded Stilt breeding events this

Regards. Richard




Port Melbourne, Victoria

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