To be fair to the Qld Museum it is unlikely that the developer asked "Are
Mallards part of the Queensland avifauna?".
Quite possibly the question was "Are there wild Mallards in Qld?", or
something similarly badly phrased.
Hardly reasonable to blame the museum when the questioner is too lazy to go
to the library (or walk into a bookshop and pretend to interested in buying
a field guide).
, apparently they asked the Queensland
> Museum if Mallards were part of the Qld avifauna and were told they were!
> are House Sparrows, Indian Mynah, Common Starling...)
> Sounds like bureaucratic indifference could be to blame, although the
> development in question have not yet seen a living Mallard on this area,
> someone from the shire virtually accused them of the illegal importation
> Mallard into the country.
> Unfortunately sometimes those in the 'know' ought to learn to communicate!
> If anyone is interested in becoming involved in the building of a hide or
> doing birdwalks to see what is around, could they contact me on (07) 3425
> Tom Tarrant
> Samsonvale, Queensland
> Vicki PS wrote:
> > In a similar vein, it annoys me intensely, whenever I see the TV
> > advertisement for a particular residential development that is promoted
> > close to nature ec., that the main image used is of a family of
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