Frogmouth density in Melbourne suburbia

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Subject: Frogmouth density in Melbourne suburbia
From: "Bryant" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 08:56:27 +1000
Dear mailbases,
                           First time post for me so a bit nervous,
     Between yallambie park, near Rosanna, and Willinda athletic track, at Greensborough I have located six frogmouth pairs nesting.  As the frogmouth flies, it is approximately 2 km, and the nests are located within 50 m of the Plenty river, in typical riparian habitat. 
      Assuming the ' bush' extends 100m either side of the river, the total area is approx. 40 hectares.  Obviously the birds hunt over a much greater area in adjoining suburbia, but it is still a high density.  Last year four pairs successfully raised young.
             Roy Bryant
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