Tim Dolby <>
Ferals on Oz list
andrew stafford <>
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 20:05:03 -0700 (PDT)
I'd prefer to see the birds eradicated, myself
--- Tim Dolby <> wrote: >
> Quite apart from the official country bird list,
> what is the definition for including birds in field
> guides. Along the same lines as Edwin, it has always
> concerned me that birds such as Muscovy and even
> Khaki Campbell are not included in local field
> guides despite the fact that you see them regularly
> in the "field". For example there is a very large
> Campbell hybrid at Banyule Wetlands at the moment.
> An experienced bird watcher can identify this bird
> however someone solely reliant on a field guide
> would be stumped.
> To include information on domestic 'field' birds
> would only take an additional page or two and
> reference could be made to the fact that they are
> unable to "establish themself and breed regularly as
> wild birds and reproduce within the new habitat."
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