Kew billabong, Willsmere Reserve, Melbourne

Subject: Kew billabong, Willsmere Reserve, Melbourne
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 12:55:09 +1000
Just back from an onsite meeting at this rather attractive little suburban 
billabong off the Yarra 
River in Kew (Melbourne).  There more for discussion than birding, but the 
place was lively (see 
below).  Highlights were Azure Kingfisher, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo and 
Fan-tailed Cuckoo.  
Excellent views of some rather confiding Musk and Little Lorikeets too.  You'll 
find it at Melways 
45 F1.

Australian Wood Duck                 Chenonetta jubata
Pacific Black Duck                   Anas superciliosa
Purple Swamphen                      Porphyrio porphyrio
Dusky Moorhen                        Gallinula tenebrosa
Rock Dove                            Columba livia
Spotted Turtle-Dove                  Streptopelia chinensis
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo         Calyptorhynchus funereus
Galah                                Cacatua roseicapilla
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo             Cacatua galerita
Rainbow Lorikeet                     Trichoglossus haematodus
Musk Lorikeet                        Glossopsitta concinna
Little Lorikeet                      Glossopsitta pusilla
Eastern Rosella                      Platycercus eximius
Red-rumped Parrot                    Psephotus haematonotus
Fan-tailed Cuckoo                    Cacomantis flabelliformis
Azure Kingfisher                     Alcedo azurea
Superb Fairy-wren                    Malurus cyaneus
Spotted Pardalote                    Pardalotus punctatus
Striated Pardalote                   Pardalotus striatus
White-browed Scrubwren               Sericornis frontalis
Brown Thornbill                      Acanthiza pusilla
Red Wattlebird                       Anthochaera carunculata
Bell Miner                           Manorina melanophrys
Noisy Miner                          Manorina melanocephala
White-plumed Honeyeater              Lichenostomus penicillatus
Grey Shrike-thrush                   Colluricincla harmonica
Magpie-lark                          Grallina cyanoleuca
Grey Fantail                         Rhipidura albiscapa
Willie Wagtail                       Rhipidura leucophrys
Grey Butcherbird                     Cracticus torquatus
Australian Magpie                    Gymnorhina tibicen
Little Raven                         Corvus mellori
House Sparrow                        Passer domesticus
Red-browed Finch                     Neochmia temporalis
Welcome Swallow                      Hirundo neoxena
Silvereye                            Zosterops lateralis
Common Blackbird                     Turdus merula
Song Thrush                          Turdus philomelos
Common Starling                      Sturnus vulgaris
Common Myna                          Acridotheres tristis
Common Brushtail Possum              Trichosurus vulpecula
Water-rat                            Hydromys chrysogaster
42 species

Lawrie Conole
2/37 Myrnong Crescent, Ascot Vale Vic 3032 AUSTRALIA

AH 03 9370 3928  Mob 0419 588 993

Senior Zoologist
Ecology Australia Pty Ltd
88 B Station Street, Fairfield Vic 3078 AUSTRALIA
BH 03 9489 4191  Mob 0419 588 993  Fax 03 9481 7679
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