|To:||'Tim Dolby' <>, "" <>|
|Subject:||Yarra Bend Trip Report|
|From:||"Mules, Michael" <>|
|Date:||Thu, 22 Jun 2000 16:43:01 +1000|
The raven could well have been the Australian Raven, as both are found in Melbourne, although the Little Ravens are far more common, and I have seen them in Wilsmere Park before (distinguished by the call). And the only Currawongs I have seen around the Kew area have been Pied.
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Dear Charles and co,
In regards to your note (see message below) you are quite correct to pick the bones out of my Yarra Bend list -- see notes below:
* Striated Thornbill - in this case the birds were seen high in the canopy. I adjudged them to be Striated, but definite identification was difficult. You are probably right - Brown Thornbill would seem likely.
* The same applies to the Musk Lorikeet - ie identification was fast moving small lorikeet, looked like Musk, bigger than Little and definitely not Scaly Breasted or Rainbow. At the time I was fairly sure they were Musk, but they could have been Purple Crowned?
* Australian Raven vs Little Raven - personally I have never really distinguished! (Laziness on my part - sorry everyone). Again you are probably right. .
* I hate to say this - the Currawong were heard not seen - and once again you are probably right. Pied makes much more sense. (I regularly see Grey in the Otways and around Ballarat - and lazily identified them as Grey rather than Pied.)
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