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Elanus axillaris

Additional details on Breeding :

Breeding phenology:

Breeding extends throughout most of the year, but there are peaks in autumn and spring; some pairs are double-brooded (Debus 1998). In the Richmond River District, New South Wales, Gosper (2007) recorded a nest with large young in October 1998 that was being brooded again in April 1999.

Nest sites:

New South Wales: A nest studied by Debus et al. (2006) was located about 12 m above the ground in a Rough-barked Apple (Angophora floribunda) on a creek bank in riparian eucalypt woodland.

Clutch size:

Victoria: 3.5 eggs (3-4) (n = 2) (Baker-Gabb 1983).

Egg measurements:

Victoria: A set of three eggs averaged 39.71 x 30.5 mm (Wolfe 1938).

Nesting success:

Australia: Baker-Gabb (1983) found 3.0 young produced per clutch (n = 2) in a study area near Mildura.





















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