Hooded Robins - Grampians

Subject: Hooded Robins - Grampians
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 12:14:09 +1000

From: Martin  on 01/07/2002 12:14 PM

Subject:  Hooded Robins - Grampians

Steve Clark's report of Hooded Robin's in the Grampians is some good news.

The species has suffered numerous local extinctions in its previous range of far
west (and elsewhere in) Victoria and I believe the new Bird Australia atlas will
show this decline.

Hooded Robin have been listed as a threatened species on the Victorian Flora and
Fauna Guarantee (FFG) Act.  The Scientific Advisory Committee's Final
Recommendation Report on the species makes the following point (amongst

'The major factors contributing to the decline in Hooded Robins in Victoria are
ongoing and have lead to local extinctions of the species across the state.
Hooded Robins are sedentary, ground feeding birds and hence are particularly
susceptible to changes in the understorey layer and exposure to predators.
Woodland birds are one of the bird groups most affected by threatening processes
as they nest, live and/or feed on the ground or in the shrub layer.'

Hooded Robin are also included as part of the' Victorian Temperate wodland Bird
Community' which has also been listed as a threatened community under the FFG

Copies of the recommendation reports are available from me for those who are
interested.  Please contact me direct and supply a postal address.


Martin O'Brien
Executive Scientific Officer, Scientific Advisory Committee
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
4/250 Victoria Pde., East Melbourne  3002

Tel: 9412 4567  Fax: 9412 4586
(prefixes: Interstate 03 International 613)

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