The red-browed finch is an estrildid finch that inhabits the east coast of Australia. This species has been introduced to French Polynesia, it is found in temperate forest and dry savannah habitats. It may be found in dry forest and mangrove habitats in tropical region; the species is distinguished by the bright red stripe above the eye, bright red rump. The rest of the body is grey, with collar. Juveniles do not have red brow marks, lack olive colouration on the collar and wing coverts; the adults are 11–12 cm long. The red-browed finch was first described by the English ornithologist John Latham in 1801 under the binomial name Fringilla temporalis, it is one of four species in the genus Neochmia. Alternate names include Sydney waxbill and redbill; the species was once allied to genus Emblema. There are three noted subspecies: the nominate species N. temporalis temporalis, in most of the east coast, inland New South Wales and Victoria. The finch is common in the south east from Brisbane to Melbourne.
Subspecies N. t. minor is common between Townsville. The species is listed as being of least concern on the IUCN Red List. There are no key threatening processes for N. temporalis, although the Pest Animal Control CRC suggests that the introduced nutmeg mannikin, which threatens some native mannikins through increased competition, may be a minor threat to N. lateralis in northern Queensland. In regional areas the species needs adequate shrub density to provide foraging places; the species has been noted to decline or disappear in areas that have been cleared or grazed in combination with drought. The red-browed finch is sociable, is seen in small flocks of 10 to 20 individuals. Flocks are nomadic in their local area. Flocks prefer semi-open woodland edges of forests, where brushy scrub meets cleared areas near creeks; the finch makes short. When disturbed, the whole flock will disperse, re-congregate near-by. N. temporalis is a seed eater, living on grass and sedge seed, but will feed on many non-native seeds.
Wild birds will enter large-mesh aviaries in suburban areas to eat seed, given the opportunity. The red-browed finch builds a large domed nest with a side entrance, woven from grass and small twigs. Nests are built 2–3 metres above the ground in dense shrubs. Nesting is communal. Both parents share nest building, incubation of the eggs, feed the young together. Four to six white eggs are laid per clutch two or three times per year, between October and April. Juveniles are independent within 28 days. Red-browed finches are common aviary birds; the red-browed finch will sometimes hybridise with the star finch, crimson finch, zebra finch if kept together in captivity. The species has been introduced to southwest Australia, where it is sometimes confused with the red-eared firetail Stagonopleura oculata. Origin and phylogeny has been obtained by Antonio al.. Estrildinae dispersed thereafter. BirdLife International species factsheet
The Australian hobby known as the little falcon, is one of six Australian members of the family Falconidae. This predominately diurnal bird of prey derives its name ‘longipennis’ from its long primary wing feathers, it occurs throughout Australia and other neighbouring countries with migrating individuals found on the islands of Indonesia and New Guinea The Australian hobby is a member of the family Falconidae and the order Falconiformes. Five major clades have been established in the genus Falco; these include kestrels, hobbys and peregrines. Hobbys are still a component of a more inclusive clade. Three subspecies of Australian hobby are recognised; these are: Falco longipennis longipennis, Falco longipennis hanieli being smaller and paler below than F. l. longipennis Falco longipennis murchisonianus is paler blue-grey above with a dull blackish head, paler reddish-brown below with less distinct markings. Of the hobbys in existence including the African hobby and the Oriental hobby, the Australian hobby is related to the northern hobby which inhabits Eurasia and migrates to Africa during winter.
Smaller than other falcons, the Australian hobby is slender and long winged. Its plumage varies in colour depending on sex and environment with a darker form in humid areas and a lighter form in drier environments; the hobby displays a black cap and mask with a whitish forehead and half-collar. Underparts streaked darker; the cere in adults is a pale yellowish grey, the eye ring is pale blue, the eyes are brown and the feet are dull yellow. Females are larger in size between 34 – 35.5 cm and males are between 30 – 32 cm in length with a wing span between 66 – 87 cm. The Australian hobby is confused with the peregrine falcon however the hobby is more slender, with longer and thinner wings, is a less powerful flyer. Hobbys occur throughout mainland Australia including off shore islands e.g. Lord Howe Island, however their range is restricted in Tasmania. Migrating individuals have been recorded on the islands of Indonesia and New Guinea. Hobbys frequent most open habitats including open woodland, water courses and vegetated urban areas but are recorded around cliffs or escarpments.
The Australian hobby has been recorded preying on avian species including the European starling, house sparrow, crimson rosella and silvereye. Research suggests they tend to avoid large, dangerous, or agile species that forage close to cover, such as the common myna. Insectivorous bats and insects including beetles, cicadas and grasshoppers form part of the hobby's diet; the hobby is a solitary and aggressive falcon using rapid flickering wing beats, with tail fanned when hovering. It glides on flat or drooped wings with carpals flexed and outerwings swept back, its flight is characterised as low and fast, zig-zagging over or between vegetation and open ground. When engaged in territorial defence, hobbys have been observed soaring and circling to ward off other birds of prey e.g. little eagle. Hobbys have been observed attacking other perched raptors with steep stoops at vegetation and shallow stoops from behind for airborne raptors; the hobby is a widespread and common hunter that hunts at dusk and sometimes nocturnally by artificial light.
Hobbys have been witnessed catching their prey in mid air, by direct attack from a perch or in fast contour-flying above or between tree canopies. It is acrobatic in the pursuit of prey and attacks fleeing birds in a series of short shallow stoops, they have been recorded using a concealed approach when attacking shorebird roosts, flying towards them behind the cover of dunes, cliffs or trees. Hobbys are not capable of killing them. Research has shown that Australian hobbys have one of the lowest prey to predator ratios because of the large number of insects in their diet. Nesting occurs any time between August to January where an old stick nest of another large raptor is commandeered. Three to four blotched eggs are laid with incubation taking about 35 days. Successful broods comprise two to three young; the fledglings remain dependant for up to three months after which the young disperse or migrate widely. Studies have revealed the extent of the falcon's migration. In one case, a banded fledgling left its natal territory in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, was recovered 29 days in Brisbane, Queensland 1000 km away.
Within their nesting territory, hobbys have been recorded using several different perches for activities including, the transfer of food between male and female, for feeding independently and for guarding the nest. Research has shown that brooding is shared by both male and female hobbys however feeding of the nestlings after hatching becomes the responsibility of the female. Early on in the nestling period the male hunting rate increases to supplement the female with observations indicating food is brought to the nest every three hours, with a longer break in the middle of the day. Research undertaken comparing the vocalisations of Australian falcons, found that two structurally distinct calls were emitted when a male hobby was restrained; this included a trill-type vocalisation. The trill-type vocalisation was given sporadically upon initial handling and harmonic vocalisation w
State Netball and Hockey Centre
State Netball Hockey Centre is a multipurpose sporting facility located in Melbourne, Australia. It is a home arena of the Melbourne United basketball team of the National Basketball League and the Victorian Vikings hockey team of the Australian Hockey League; the facility is located in Parkville next to the Melbourne Zoo. The arena was opened on 16 March 2001, is run as a non-profit facility by the State Sport Centres Trust, it is one of four sporting facilities in Melbourne - the others being the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, the MSAC Institute of Training and Lakeside Stadium - to be organised under the banner of Melbourne Sports Hub. It consists of four outdoor and five indoor netball courts; the development of the State Netball Hockey center dates back to 1996 when the Royal Park Master Plan was prepared by the City of Melbourne. Under the plan the existing State Netball Centre would be demolished and integrated with the State Hockey Centre; the demolishing of the State Netball Centre along with a reduction in the number of outdoor courts enabled the reinstatement of parkland and playing fields.
The plan outlined improving amenities for all park users in conjunction with the development of the Centre, including improved roads, public transport and car parking. In May 1998 funding for the project at $24.5 million by the Community Support Fund was approved at development was announced by the State Government. In February 1999 a revised budget of $27 million was accepted after a tender process found that the previous budget was too small after reducing the scope of the project; the approval for the Centre was fast-tracked so significant progress would be made so the venue could be assessed by the 2006 Commonwealth Games Evaluations Panel in mid-1999. The redevelopment of the facilities began in March 1999 and was planned to be completed by April 2000. Construction was completed in November 2000, the facility was opened on 16 March 2001; the redevelopment of the Park had seen objections from interest groups. In May 1999 legal action commenced against the redevelopment of Royal Park on the grounds that the development was inconsistent with the purpose of the Crown land reservation.
Another issue was raised after concerns over the effects of the exterior lights on the surround areas, including the Melbourne Zoo. The Centre has 5 indoor netball courts including two in the main stadium along with 4 outdoor courts; the main stadium has permanent seating on three sides of the courts and retractable seating can be used to increase the capacity to 3,050. The secondary hall can be configured for 250 spectators; when the main stadium is configured for basketball it has a capacity of 3,500. The netball courts can be transformed to cater for basketball, martial arts, indoor soccer and other indoor sports; the centre has two “wet” hockey pitches with a grandstand between, providing seating for 1,000 spectators undercover on the main pitch and seating for 250 spectators on second pitch. The main pitch is surrounded by grassed seating areas which can accommodate temporary seating for up to 8,000 spectators; the hockey pitches can be transformed to cater for lacrosse, soccer, touch football and other outdoor sports.
This arena has been used for professional netball since its opening. It has hosted ANL, the defunct Commonwealth Bank Trophy and the ANZ Championship. Past tenants include the most successful team in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy, Melbourne Phoenix and the ANZ Championship team the Melbourne Vixens; the Vixens used the arena throughout 2008 to 2011 and used it for the 2013 preliminary final. During the NBL season, the facility is used by Melbourne United and is nicknamed'The Cage'; the club made the Centre their home in 2002 due to financial trouble and the high costs of hiring their previous home, Vodafone Arena. With demand for tickets being more than the SNHC can hold, the decision was made in 2012 for the Tigers to remain at the centre but move 7 of their 14 home games back to their previous home, now called Hisense Arena, in an attempt to take advantage of that arena's 10,500 capacity. For the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games the facility was used for all the hockey games and netball preliminary.
As part of an initiative in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games in 2004 the Centre received a grant from the Smart Water Trust to recycle water from the hockey pitches and the roof structure. The recycled water substitutes for drinking water to water the hockey pitches and is expected to reduce water usage by 78%. Official Site Google Maps street map and aerial photo State Netball and Hockey Centre at Austadiums
Royal Melbourne Hospital
The Royal Melbourne Hospital, located in Parkville, Victoria, an inner suburb of Melbourne, is one of Australia’s leading public hospitals. It is a major teaching hospital for tertiary health care with a reputation in clinical research; the hospital is managed as part of Melbourne Health which comprises the Royal Melbourne Hospital, North West Dialysis Service and North Western Mental Health. The Melbourne Health Chief Executive is Christine Kilpatrick; the emergency department is at 300 Grattan Street, Parkville. Established in 1848 as the Melbourne Hospital, it was one of Melbourne's leading hospitals. Located on the corner of Swanston and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne in 1935 the hospital was renamed the Royal Melbourne Hospital and, in 1944, it moved to Grattan Street, Parkville by provision of lands in the Royal Melbourne Hospital Act; the Royal Women's Hospital was located in Carlton, Melbourne. The hospital moved in late 2008 to a new building, the new Royal Women's Hospital, co-located on the Royal Melbourne Hospital site in Parkville.
During World War II, the Parkville hospital, under construction, was occupied by the US Army 4th General Hospital between 1942 and 1944. While the hospital was under construction a temporary tent hospital was set up by the US Army in Royal Park just north of the hospital. Upon completion of the Parkville hospital the patients were moved progressively into the new accommodation which catered for 2,900 beds; the Royal Melbourne Hospital continued to operate from their old premises on the corner of Lonsdale and Swanston Streets until the 4th General Hospital moved to Finschhaven in New Guinea in 1944. The Parkville buildings were reconditioned and the Royal Melbourne Hospital moved into their "new" premises in December 1944; the Royal Melbourne Hospital provides acute tertiary referral services at its main site on Grattan Street between Flemington Road and Royal Parade and ancillary services such as aged care, ambulatory care and residential and community services through its Royal Park site. It has one of the largest Emergency Departments in Victoria and is, with the Alfred Hospital, one of Victoria's two major trauma referral centres.
The emergency facilities include: 2 trauma bays, 7 resuscitation cubicles, 25 general cubical beds and 17 short-stay beds. There is a helipad on top of the hospital so that urgent cases that need to be airlifted from regional areas can be transferred to the Royal Melbourne. Most medical and surgical specialties are available at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, it is one of few public hospitals in the Australasia that performs robotic surgery. In addition, the Victoria Infectious Diseases Service is based in the hospital, as is the John Cade Psychiatry Ward and the headquarters of the North Western Mental Health service. General Medicine: Ward 5 South-West and 5 South-East Respiratory Medicine: Ward 5 South-West Gastroenterology: Ward 3 South Cardiology/Coronary Care Unit: CCU 2B Endocrinology: 6 South-West Rheumatology Dermatology Renal Medicine: 6 West and 6 South-West Neurology: 4 South Acute Stroke Service: 4 South Haematology and Oncology: 5 North VIDS/Infectious Diseases: 9 North Intensive Care Unit: ICU 6B General Surgery: 3 South West, 3 South, 9 West Colorectal Surgery: 3 South West, 3 South, 9 West Hepato-biliary and Pancreatic Surgery: 3 South West Transplant Surgery Trauma: 7 South East, 7 South West Cardiothoracic Surgery: 2 West Urology: 9 West Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 7 South East Vascular Surgery: 9 West Plastic Surgery: 7 South East Orthopaedics: 7 South West Neurosurgery: 4 South Ophthalmology: 9 West Department of Psychiatry: 1 North Psychiatric Ward: John Cade Building North Western Mental Health Inner West Mental Health Service Radiology Pathology Emergency departmentIn addition, the Royal Melbourne Hospital has an Enhanced Crisis Assessment & Treatment Team & Triage Service team on call 24 hours a day to assess patients in the Emergency Department.
The clinical school at Royal Melbourne Hospital is one of the clinical schools of the University of Melbourne School of Medicine. In postgraduate training, Royal Melbourne Hospital produced the top candidate in the Royal Australasian Physician College fellowship exam in the year 2002, 2003 and 2013. In March 2006, it achieved a 100% passing rate for the Fellowship written exam, it is one of Australia's top performing hospitals in these exams. It produces excellent surgical candidates; the hospital offers enormous numbers of postgraduate educational activities, including weekly professorial case discussion meeting, grand round, daily morning registrars teaching round, intern training sessions, advanced life support forums, many other individual department-based educational sessions. The new residents' quarter is located on the 8th floor, equipped with Foxtel payTV, wireless network, new computers, 10 bedrooms and stunning panoramic view of the city of Melbourne; the Royal Melbourne Nursing Education Department provides continuing professional education opportunities for nurses that enhance practice and meet clinical service needs.
It offers innovative programs for undergraduates, graduate nurses and postgraduate students as well as short courses, staff development and mandatory resuscitation training. It offers some online training modules; the innovative programs focus on retention of nurses. The Royal Melbourne Hospital promotes an environment that encourages staff development and workforce retention through the implementation of initiatives, which focus on workplace learning and clinica
In commerce and industry, 24/7 or 24-7 service is service, available any time and every day. An alternate orthography for the numerical part includes 24×7; the numerals stand for "24 hours a day, 7 days a week". Less used, 24/7/52 and 24/7/365 service make it clear that service is available every day of the year. Synonyms include round-the-clock service in British English, nonstop service; the Oxford English Dictionary defines the term as "seven days a week. It lists its first reference to 24/7 to be from a 1983 story in the US magazine Sports Illustrated in which Louisiana State University player Jerry Reynolds describes his jump shot in just such a way: 24-7-365. 24/7 service might be offered by a supermarket, convenience store, ATM, automated online assistant, filling station, concierge services or a staffed datacenter, or a staffing company that specializes in providing nurses since nurses cover shifts 24/7 at hospital which are open 24/7. 24/7 services may include taxicabs, security services, in densely populated urban areas, construction crews.
Public 24/7 services include those provided by, emergency medical providers, police and emergency telephone numbers, such as 9-1-1 in North America. Transport services like Airports and Ferry services and in some cases Train and Bus may provide 24 hour service. Industrial and manufacturing facilities—especially those that operate near or at capacity, or which depend upon processes that are costly to suspend—often provide 24/7 services. Utilities must provide multiple 24/7 services. For instance, an electricity provider will handle outage reports 24/7 and dispatch emergency repair technicians 24/7, in addition to monitoring electrical infrastructure and producing electricity at all times; the same applies to internet service providers. Many crisis centers and crisis hotlines provide 24/7 services. Many 24/7 services operate continuously at all times with complete shift staff. 24/7 services which can utilize virtual offices, such as call centers, may employ daytime agents in alternating time zones.
Professionals who provide essential services, such as attorneys and veterinarians, may provide service at all hours in response to emergency paging. Many other small business owners and sole proprietors who provide essential services, such as roadside assistance, may be prepared to answer incoming calls at all times. In some cases, 24/7 services may be temporarily unavailable under certain circumstances; such scenarios may include scheduled maintenance, upgrades or renovation, emergency repair, injunction. 24/7 services which depend upon the physical presence of employees at a given location may be interrupted when a minimum number of employees cannot be present due to scenarios such as extreme weather, death threats, natural disasters, or mandatory evacuation. Some 24/7 services close during major holidays. 24/7 services employ complex schemes that ensure their resistance to potential disruption, resilience in the event of disruption, minimum standards of overall reliability. Critical infrastructure may be supported by failover systems, electric generators, satellite communications.
In the event of catastrophic disaster, some 24/7 services prepare redundant, parallel infrastructures in other geographic regions. There has been criticism of companies that claim to provide a 24/7 service when only their websites, unattended by any staff, are in operation.24/7 workplaces can put employees under conditions that limit their personal life choices and development. Calls for a rehumanisation of the 24/7 workplace have therefore been voiced; some have remarked on the "collective mania" in the US that takes a sort of pride in the "work at all times" attitude exemplified by the 24/7 concept. In England and Northern Ireland the Sunday trading laws prevent many stores opening 24/7, but they sometimes advertise as such; some core services such as filling stations are exempt from the law requiring them to close. A campaign against changing the law was supported by many bodies including the Church of England, the Church in Wales and many secular bodies, called Keep Sunday Special. Shopping hours
Phalangeriformes is a suborder of any of about 70 small- to medium-sized arboreal marsupial species native to Australia, New Guinea, Sulawesi. The suborder includes animals known as possums and cuscus; the common name "possum" for various Phalangeriformes species derives from the creatures' resemblance to the opossums of the Americas. However, although opossums are marsupials, Australasian possums are more related to other Australasian marsupials such as kangaroos. Phalangeriformes are quadrupedal diprotodont marsupials with long tails; the smallest species, indeed the smallest diprotodont marsupial, is the Tasmanian pygmy possum, with an adult head-body length of 70 mm and a weight of 10 g. The largest are the two species of bear cuscus. Phalangeriformes species are nocturnal and at least arboreal, they inhabit most vegetated habitats, several species have adjusted well to urban settings. Diets range from generalist herbivores or omnivores to specialist browsers of eucalyptus and nectar-feeders.
About two-thirds of Australian marsupials belong to the order Diprotodontia, split into three suborders: the Vombatiformes. Note: this classification is based on Ruedas & Morales 2005. Suborder Phalangeriformes: possums and allies Superfamily Phalangeroidea Family †Ektopodontidae: Genus †Ektopodon †Ektopodon serratus †Ektopodon stirtoni †Ektopodon ulta Family Burramyidae: Genus Burramys Mountain pygmy possum, B. parvus Genus Cercartetus Long-tailed pygmy possum, C. caudatus Southwestern pygmy possum, C. concinnus Tasmanian pygmy possum, C. lepidus Eastern pygmy possum, C. nanus Family Phalangeridae: brushtail possums and cuscuses Subfamily Ailuropinae Genus Ailurops Talaud bear cuscus, A. melanotis Sulawesi bear cuscus, A. ursinus Genus Strigocuscus Sulawesi dwarf cuscus, S. celebensis Banggai cuscus, S. pelegensis Subfamily Phalangerinae Tribe Phalangerini Genus Phalanger Gebe cuscus, P. alexandrae Mountain cuscus, P. carmelitae Ground cuscus, P. gymnotis Eastern common cuscus, P. intercastellanus Woodlark cuscus, P. lullulae Blue-eyed cuscus, P. matabiru Telefomin cuscus, P. matanim Southern common cuscus, P. mimicus Northern common cuscus, P. orientalis Ornate cuscus, P. ornatus Rothschild's cuscus, P. rothschildi Silky cuscus, P. sericeus Stein's cuscus, P. vestitus Genus Spilocuscus Admiralty Island cuscus, S. kraemeri Common spotted cuscus, S. maculatus Waigeou cuscus, S. papuensis Black-spotted cuscus, S. rufoniger Blue-eyed spotted cuscus, S. wilsoni Tribe Trichosurini Genus Trichosurus Northern brushtail possum, T. arnhemensis Short-eared possum, T. caninus Mountain brushtail possum, T. cunninghami Coppery brushtail possum, T. johnstonii Common brushtail possum, T. vulpecula Genus Wyulda Scaly-tailed possum, W. squamicaudata Superfamily Petauroidea Family Pseudocheiridae: Subfamily Hemibelideinae Genus Hemibelideus Lemur-like ringtail possum, H. lemuroides Genus Petauroides Greater glider, P. volans Subfamily Pseudocheirinae Genus Petropseudes Rock-haunting ringtail possum, P. dahli Genus Pseudocheirus Common ringtail possum, P. peregrinus Genus Pseudochirulus Lowland ringtail possum, P. canescens Weyland ringtail possum, P. caroli Cinereus ringtail possum, P. cinereus Painted ringtail possum, P. forbesi Herbert River ringtail possum, P. herbertensis Masked ringtail possum, P. larvatus Pygmy ringtail possum, P. mayeri Vogelkop ringtail possum, P. schlegeli Subfamily Pseudochiropinae Genus Pseudochirops D'Albertis' ringtail possum, Pseudochirops albertisii Green ringtail possum, Pseudochirops archeri Plush-coated ringtail possum, Pseudochirops corinnae Reclusive ringtail possum, Pseudochirops coronatus Coppery ringtail possum, Pseudochirops cupreus Family Petauridae: Genus Dactylopsila Great-tailed triok, D. megalura Long-fingered triok, D. palpator Tate's triok, D. tatei Striped possum, D. trivirgata Genus Gymnobelideus Leadbeater's possum, G. leadbeateri Genus Petaurus Northern glider, P. abidi Yellow-bellied glider, P. australis Biak glider, P. biacensis Sugar glider, P. breviceps Mahogany glider, P. gracilis Squirrel glider, P. norfolcensis Family Tarsipedidae: Genus Tarsipes Honey possum or noolbenger, T. rostratus Family Acrobatidae: Genus Acrobates Feathertail glider, A. pygmaeus Genus Distoechurus Feather-tailed possum, D. pennatus The common brushtail possum was introduced to New Zealand by European settlers in an attempt to establish a fur industry.
There are no native predators of the possum in New Zealand, so its numbers in New Zealand have risen to the point where it is considered a serious pest. Numerous attempts to eradicate them have been made because of the damage they do to native trees and wildlife, as well as acting as a carrier of bovine tuberculosis. By 2009, these measures had reduced the possum numbers to less than half of the 1980s levels – from around 70 million to around 30 million animals. Fauna of Australia Opossum - distantly related marsupial of the Americas Possums and Gliders — Australia Zoo Urban Possums — ABC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Ruedas, L. A.. C.. "Evolutionary relationships a
The grey fantail is a small insectivorous bird. It is a common fantail found in Australia, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia; the species is considered by many to conspecific with the New Zealand fantail. This fantail is mid-to-dark grey or grey-brown above, lighter below, with a white throat, white markings over the eye, either white-edged or white outer tail feathers, it grows to 16 cm in length, of which half is the tail, which, as the name implies, is displayed fanned out. This reveals that the outer tail feathers are light and the centre ones are dark; some subspecies are found in a darker plumage. During waking hours the bird is never still, it flits from perch to perch, sometimes on the ground but on the twigs of a tree or any other convenient object, looking out for flying insects. The birds are not shy, will flit within a few metres of people in forested areas and suburban gardens. In doing so, it is able to catch any small flying insects that may have been disturbed by human activities such as walking or digging.
The bird's call is an metallic cheek, either as a single sound or repeated as a chattering. The grey fantail is territorial and it is a seasonal breeder; the birds form compact, cup-shaped nests in the forks of trees, made from moss and fibre, completed with spider's web. They raise several broods per season each of three or four cream eggs spotted grey and brown; the incubation period is around two weeks and incubation and feeding duties are shared by both adults. Videos and sounds - Internet Bird Collection