Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 95, Issue 2

Hi Phil,
Were the Chowchillas reacting to you ? Have had Buff Breasted Button quail flushed then fly high back over my Head to land ~ 50 m behind, twice, separate birds, not through tree branches though. Inland from you, next to a large dam alongside the main inland road.
This was a predator escape reaction. ? The same for the Chowchillas, although as you surmise reacting to other Chowchillas ?

Best Michael

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>> I had an odd thing happen Aug 30 at Lake Barrine- we walked towards where
>> some Chowchillas were calling and suddenly 3 appeared flying quite high
>> overhead and darting through some branches in a large tree maybe 15-20 m
>> up; they may have doubled back round as they began calling again not too
>> long after, or perhaps an intruding group got chased off. I have never seen
>> this bird fly high at all, they are always on or very near the ground and
>> only fly short distances, so I was quite taken aback! I suspect it was an
>> intruding group that got seen off, as two lots were calling initially.
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