Bird and bat banding

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ABBBS Database Search: Orthonyx spaldingii (Chowchilla)

Scientific NameOrthonyx spaldingii
FamilyOrthonychidae
SPRAT DatabaseSPRAT Listing

Banding Data

Total Banded153
First BandedMay 1972
Last BandedMarch 2009

Recovery Data

Total Recoveries48
Resightings26
Recovered Only Once22
Distinct Recoveries33
Most Frequent Resighting3 times
First RecoveryAugust 1984
Last RecoveryDecember 2008

Maximum Movement and Elapsed Time Details

Movement Maximum: 1 km
Band 07206159, banded in July 1990 at MT LEWIS 7.5 KM NW OF JULLATEN NTH QLD, QLD (-16 deg 35 min, 145 deg 16 min). Recovered after 3.9 months at MT LEWIS 7.5 KM NW OF JULLATEN NTH QLD, QLD (-16 deg 35 min, 145 deg 16 min) in November 1990 after moving 1 km. Recovery method: TRAPPED IN MIST NET Recovery status: WAS RELEASED ALIVE WITH THE BAND.
Elapsed Time Average: 2 years 3.5 months Maximum: 16 years 6.0 months
Band 07200373, banded in June 1992 at 4 KM EAST OF LAMMINS HILL, QLD (-17 deg 24 min, 145 deg 44 min). Recovered after 16 years 6.0 months at 4 KM EAST OF LAMMINS HILL, QLD (-17 deg 24 min, 145 deg 44 min) in December 2008. Recovery method: COLOUR MARKING SIGHTED IN FIELD (BAND NO. INFERRED) Recovery status: WAS ALIVE IN THE WILD WITH THE BAND.

Caveat

This database is designed to provide information on bird and bat species, banded under the auspices of the Australian Bird & Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) managed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. It has been compiled from a range of sources including information provided by banders and recoveries of banded birds and bats made by members of the public. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with.