Common diving petrel?

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Subject: Common diving petrel?
From: Rohan Clarke <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 11:23:00 +1000
Hi all,
        Further to Steve and John's comments regarding a dead seabird that
was in Dunkeld (Western Vic), (reported to have had blue feet and
tentatively identified as a prion sp.) and a number of seabirds on Pt
Lonsdale beaches. I suspect both reports refer to Common Diving Petrels. A
wreck of Common Diving Petrels has been reported on beaches from Pt Lonsdale
west to at least Wilson's Promontory where at least 50 (59 if I remember
correctly) were counted on Darby Beach last week.
        With all this cold stormy weather (and an abundance of cold water
goodies off both Eaglehawk and Wollongong) now might be a good time to get
out and do some beach walks.

> -----Original Message-----
> With regards to the Dunkeld bird, that Steve Clark said may have been
> forwarded to Museum Victoria. I have been told no specimen has arived at
> the museum (8/2/00)
> The museum did recover a large number of very good seabird specimens from
> the Point Lonsdale beaches last week after the rough weather. 
> John Moverley 

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