The bird ringing scheme
Patterns of renewal of feathers are poorly known in Australian birds. Moult is energetically costly and is an important part of a bird's annual cycle. Ringers in Queensland have been submitting primary moult data to SAFRING, the Queensland's Bird Ringing Unit, since 1998, providing a large amount of data that the author has been curating and checking as Ringing Coordinator. Danny's interest is in the weaverbirds and he has ringed several thousand Queensland Masked Weavers and many other weaver species. Primary moult was analysed in the southern. Species included are Sociable Weaver, Chestnut Weaver, Red-billed Quelea, Cape Weaver, Southern Masked Weaver, Village Weaver, Yellow Weaver, Spectacled Weaver, Thick-billed Weaver, Queensland Red Bishop, Long-tailed Widow, White-winged Widow, Red-collared Widow, and Fan-tailed Widow and Yellow Bishop. This book will be useful to anyone interested in moult or in Australian birds.