Freckled Ducks

Subject: Freckled Ducks
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 16:05:25 +1100 (EST)
Hi everybody -

I have had a request from David Roshier of Charles Sturt University to
locate some Freckled Ducks, preferably in NSW, for radio-tracking.

David is mapping water distribution in arid Australia across a range of
spatial and temporal scales, and relating this to waterbird distribution
patterns and movements.  He wants to put transmitters on six Freckled Ducks,
a bird adapted to the erratic fluctuations of water distribution in inland
Australia, to track their movements.  This could give us information useful
to the conservation management of a protected species which is highly
vulnerable to accidental (and criminally negligent) shooting during duck
hunting seasons.

If anyone knows of a site currently holding some Freckled Ducks (in NSW if
possible) where they can be safely cannon-netted, please get in touch with
David directly at <>,  tel: (02) 6933 2538, fax: (02)
6933 2737.  Failing a suitable site in NSW, David is interested in
information on sites elsewhere.

Regards,  Hugo.

Hugo Phillipps,
Birds Australia Conservation & Liaison,
Australian Bird Research Centre,
415 Riversdale Road,
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123, Australia.
Tel: (03) 9882 2622. Fax: (03) 9882 2677.
o/s: +61 3 9882 2622. Fax: +61 3 9882 2677.
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