|Subject:||Grey-crowned (Red-breasted) Babbler in SA.|
|From:||Ian May <>|
|Date:||Tue, 01 May 2001 10:43:33 +0930|
The recent posting from Tony Russell raised an interesting subject about the status of the Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis in SA.
In "A Handlist of the Birds of South Australia" by H.T Condon, published by the South Australian Ornithological Association in 1968;
Pomatostomus temporalis intermedius (Mathews) 1912 (444b).
Based on many sightings made while living and working in the area for more than 20 years, I observed nothing that should alter Condon's 1968 "common" assessment of this species. Within their preferred habitat, this "Red-breasted" form of the Grey-crowned Babbler now known as Pomatostomus temporalis rubeculus is still abundant in northern and north-western South Australia. They are distributed along many of the Coolibah watercourses and also extend into the more prominent Red Mulga (Mineritchie) creeks too north and north-west of Oodnadatta.
The status in SA of the northern form of the Grey-crowned Babbler at present should be regarded as a common resident in suitable habitat.
Condon regarded the other sub-species Pomatostomus temporalis temporalis as uncommon and declining in the south-east of SA. and I am unsure about the current status of this form now.
|<Prev in Thread]||Current Thread||[Next in Thread>|
|Previous by Date:||Jo Wieneke, Chris Padley|
|Next by Date:||Black-breasted Buzzard, foconnor|
|Previous by Thread:||Jo Wieneke, Chris Padley|
|Next by Thread:||Black-breasted Buzzard, foconnor|
|Indexes:||[Date] [Thread] [Top] [All Lists]|
The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU.AU