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  Brolga
The Brolga is a large grey crane, with a featherless red head and grey crown.
The Brolga's call is a loud trumpeting 'garooo' or 'kaweee-kreee-kurr-kurr-kurr-kurr-kurr-kurr', which is given in flight, at rest or during courtship.
Brolgas are omnivorous (feeding on both vegetable and animal matter), but primarily feed upon tubers and some crops.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/brolga.htm   (418 words)

  
 BROLGA FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The full-grown Brolga is a tall, mid-grey to silver-grey crane, 0.7 to 1.3 m high, with a wingspan of 1.7 to 2.4 m, and a broad red band extending from the straight, bone-coloured bill around the back of the head.
Brolga are omnivorous and eat a variety of wetland plants, insects, invertebrates, and small vertebrates such as frogs.
Brolgas are widespread and often abundant in north and north-east Australia, especially north-east Queensland, and are common as far south as Victoria.
www.brolgas.com /Brolga   (1182 words)

  
 Brolga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Brolga (Grus rubicunda) is a bird in the crane family.
In the Aboriginal dreamtime, Brolga was a young woman of extraordinary beauty, and a wonderful dancer: She learned the old dances—parading like an emu and whirling like the wind—and invented new ones to tell the stories of the spirits and the animals.
The full-grown Brolga is a tall, mid-grey to silver-grey crane, 0.7 to 1.3 m high, with a wingspan of 1.7 t o 2.4 m, and a broad red band extending from the straight, bone-coloured bill around the back of the head.
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 brolga
The Brolga is found mostly in the tropical north or in the east of Australia.
The Brolga is a tall and slender bird, with very long legs which are mainly grey and a slender neck (grey) which is topped with a bare head and a red patch of skin behind the eye running around the back of the head.
Because Brolgas often nest and live in brackish water they are the only crane species to have a gland in the corner of their eyes which helps to pass excessive salt.
www.wellingtonzoo.com /animals/animals/birds_and_fish/brolga.html   (590 words)

  
 Brolga - ICF
Northern populations of Brolgas are concentrated during the dry season in coastal freshwater wetlands, where they subsist on the tubers of the bulkuru sedge.
Brolgas in northern Australia gather in large flocks and dig holes in the drying mud to extract bulkuru tubers, the main item in their dry season diet.
In an effort to establish a captive population of breeding Brolgas, Dr. George Archibald received a permit in 1972 to capture three pairs of wild Brolgas in Australia and import them to the U.S. He traveled to the Gibson Desert in western Australia and captured four Brolgas.
www.savingcranes.org /species/brolga.cfm   (789 words)

  
 Brolga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The female brolga grows to be 95-100 cm tall, and the male 110-125 cm tall.
The brolga is found in the northern and eastern parts of Australia, in wetlands.
The complicated dance of the brolga is imitated by the Aborigines in some of their dances.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/brolga.htm   (278 words)

  
 The Cranes
Brolgas continue to breed in southwestern Victoria, southeastern South Australia, and to a lesser extent in west Wimmera in central and northeast Victoria.
In New Guinea, the Brolga occurs in the southern lowlands, with a smaller population possibly resident along the north-central coast in the Sepik River Basin (Mayr 1941, Coates 1985).
All the birds in the captive flock are derived from the wild population of Brolgas in western Victoria.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/distr/birds/cranes/grusrubi.htm   (4800 words)

  
 Dancing Brolga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the Dreamtime, Brolga was the most wonderful dancer the people had ever seen Her dancing sung the stories of the spirits and the totem, and when she danced the people rejoiced.
Brolga saw the willy willy come closer and closer to her until suddenly with a fierce roaring noise it enclosed her.
The people realised that Brolga had escaped from the evil spirit and been turned into a bird so that she could fly back to Earth and dance for them again.
myths.allinfoabout.com /feature79.html   (519 words)

  
 Dancing Brolgas - June - Scribbly Gum - ABC Science Online
Brolgas are found right across northern Australia from around Carnarvon in Western Australia, through the top half of the Northern Territory and throughout eastern Australia covering most of Queensland, News South Wales and Victoria.
When June comes around, Brolgas in Australia's north are thinking about moving back to their flocking areas while those in the south are moving the other way.
But the Brolgas have worked out that just several centimetres of water is enough to keep their chicks out of harms way.
www.abc.net.au /science/scribblygum/June2001   (1991 words)

  
 Northern Territory Brolga Awards For Tourism Excellence
The main objective of the Brolga Awards is to encourage excellence in tourism and hospitality based companies, by providing recognition from industry peers.
The Brolga Awards have been conducted for the past eighteen years, and have evolved into the most prestigious and prominent event within the tourism and hospitality industry calendar in the Northern Territory.
The Brolga Awards are conducted for industry by an organising committee of industry representatives.
www.brolgaawards.com.au   (143 words)

  
 Bangarra Dance Theatre Brolga Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brolga (Gudurrku) is a dance inspired by an ancient Aboriginal dreaming.
This piece is about a young girl who goes to a sacred ground and transforms from human to brolga.
Brolga represents the ritualistic cleansing of the spirit and wet season in the meeting grounds of Arnhem land.
www.bangarra.com.au /videos/brolga.html   (127 words)

  
 00/06/07 - Dancing brolgas disappearing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The majestic Brolga, a bird commonly seen in wetlands across southern Australia, is in danger of disappearing from the Riverina region according to Charles Sturt University research student Matthew Herring.
Mr Herring estimates that 200 birds remain in Riverina region of NSW and northern Victoria from the once thriving population that was considered an agricultural pest.
To help keep track of such a widely-spread population, Mr Herring is enlisting the help of landowners living near brolga populations to collect details on the lives of the birds.
wwwdb.csu.edu.au /division/marketing/ne/newsm217.htm   (391 words)

  
 Brolga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He also depicts his totems, the brolga and the bush turkey, along with aspects of the Ubarr ceremony that are created in the cross-hatched X-ray style - known...
The Sun is an egg thrown into the sky by a brolga after an argument with an emu over whose chicks are the most beautiful.
At its meeting on Wednesday night, councillors voted unanimously for the hotel motel, formerly known as The Brolga, to be reopened.
www.conservation.mongabay.com /news/Brolga.htm   (466 words)

  
 Birds of Cockatoo Island: Brolga
The Brolga is a tall, grey slow-moving bird with dark red skin on the head and a sharp beak.
In the spring and summer it builds a mound of grass in which to lay its two large white eggs.
When the Brolga displays with its mate or other Brolgas, it often spreads its wings and leaps gracefully into the air as though it is dancing.
www.birdsaustralia.com.au /cockatoo/brolga.html   (82 words)

  
 Brolga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brolgas are large cranes, which grow to about 1 metre tall.
The Brolga has a grey body, and a rather distinctive red head.
All our images can be purchased for commercial and non-commercial use.
www.virtualoceania.net /australia/photos/fauna/054l.shtml   (64 words)

  
 Brolga Ultra Prop | Composite Propellers for Ultralight Aircraft
High performance Brolga Ultra-Prop blades are available for larger, faster, higher horsepower ultralight aircraft.
The "Brolga" blades are manufactured in Australia by Aerofibre Industries Pty, Ltd. and are certified both there and in the UK.
The Ultra-Prop with the Brolga blades is assembled the same as the standard nylon bladed prop as described and illustrated in the Ultra-Prop Assembly, Installation, Operation & Maintenance Instructions with the following exceptions or changes.
www.competitionaircraft.com /Brolga.htm   (405 words)

  
 Brolga - home
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BROLGA offers capital city service at regional prices.
You’ll be impressed by the results and delighted when you see how much further your budget stretches at BROLGA.
www.brolga.co.uk   (495 words)

  
 ! Birdwatching ! Brolga North Queensland, Australia
· The Brolga is the only crane endemic to the Australian region.
· In the wetter parts of the Atherton Tablelands district the Brolga is usually found in small numbers among large flocks of the Sarus Crane.
Like the Sarus Crane it is absent during the Wet season, when it nests in marshy lowland districts.
birdwatching-australia.com /brolga.html   (195 words)

  
 Journals - Brolga
Brolga is published twice a year in June and December
Please indicate issues you require (some back issues of Brolga are available).
Brolga is edited by Dr Michelle Potter and published by Ausdance.
www.ausdance.org.au /outside/resources/journals/brolga.html   (714 words)

  
 emu_brolga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When Brolga finished the fish Emu didn't get any fish.
Then Brolga threw a spear that cut off Emu's feathers.
Emu ran all the way to Arnhem Land and that's how he got long legs and lost his ability to fly.
www.schools.ash.org.au /pembroke/yr3_international/emu_brolga.htm   (81 words)

  
 Brolgas
· The Brolga is a tall and slender bird.
· The Brolga is found mostly in the tropical north or in the east of Australia
· Brolgas are most famous for their elegant, graceful mating dance.
www.giveusahome.co.uk /australian/brolga.htm   (295 words)

  
 ! Brolga ! Tropical Rainforest, North Queensland, Australia
The Brolga is the only crane endemic to the Australian region.
In the wetter parts of the Atherton Tablelands district the Brolga is usually found in small numbers among large flocks of the Sarus Crane.
A well known nocturnal roost site is situated at Bromfield Swamp near Malanda, where the nightly arrival of Sarus Cranes and Brolgas during the Dry season has become a tourist spectacle.
rainforest-australia.com /brolga.html   (182 words)

  
 brolga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But one day she was dancing her way out of camp and Wolldinga followed her and put a spell on her to make her fall asleep.
Later she woke up and found herself as a Brolga.
Soon she started to cry because she thought that she could never dance
www.schools.ash.org.au /pembroke/yr3_international/brolga.htm   (133 words)

  
 Brolga, Florican sounds, Brolga, Florican audio
JungleWalk - Brolga, Florican sound, Brolga, Florican audio
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Imitation of a Brolga's call ('drruk') using the Yidaki (an aboriginal instrument)
www.junglewalk.com /sound/Brolga-sounds.htm   (68 words)

  
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 Brolga - FM Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nevada City, CA Jan 09, 2005 at 01:03 AM Sheila
I watched a brolga flying at the bird show at Tarongo yesterday.
They are absolutely huge in flight and quite stunning to watch.
fredmiranda.com /forum/viewtopic_archives.php?TopicID=169045&...   (209 words)

  
 Wadeair - Propellers
AF-68-3B-RH Brolga 60in 2 Blade - Left Hand
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AF-68-2B-RH Brolga 60in 3 Blade - Left Hand
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