RFI Birds of Mallee Vic, SA

To: "'John Harris'" <>
Subject: RFI Birds of Mallee Vic, SA
From: "Wedderburn Family" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 18:28:08 +1100

Hi John


I was up at Mildura this past week and managed to see just over a 100 birds there. The first couple of days were very hot and humid. Mildura then had close to 70 mm of rain, with most of the dirt roads turning to mud and sludge – still a fair amount of water lying around. Not many birds before the rains or even after the rains in areas such as the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park and Wallpolla Island State Forest.


I found the best areas to be Kings Billabong (just outside Mildura), Lake Ranfurly (>600 Red-necked Avocet, >120 Banded Stilt & >80 Black-winged Stilt) and the Mildura-Wentworth Botanical Gardens.


Some of the birds seen on your list were;


  • Regent Parrot – Nangiloc – calling loudly from trees surrounding the sports field
  • White-fronted Honeyeater – Botanical Gardens – lots seen
  • Orange Chat – Lake Ranfurly – in salt bush


Didn’t see the other birds on your list, although not for lack of looking. Other interesting birds were over 150 Black-tailed Native-hen on the sports fields in Mildura just after the rains, lots of Chestnut-crowned Babblers at various places, Blue Bonnets close to Swan Hill and a pair of Striped Honeyeaters at Nangiloc.




Bruce Wedderburn

Glen Waverley


-----Original Message-----
From: [ On Behalf Of John Harris
Saturday, 28 December 2002 11:07 PM
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] RFI Birds of Mallee Vic, SA


Dear All


I would like some recent info on finding the following birds in the Mallee of NW Vic or adjacent SA.  They are all "New" for me so here goes:

Regent Parrot

Shy Hylacola

White-fronted Honeyeater


Southern Scrubrobin

Black-eared Miner

Cinnamon Quail-thrush

Grey-fronted Honeyeater

Pied Honeyeater

Rufous Fieldwren

Inland Thornbill

Crimson Chat

Red-lored Whistler


Other birds I would like to see

 Chestnut Quail-thrush

Orange Chat

Mallee Emuwren

Striated Grasswren

White-throated Treecreeper

Spotted Nightjar





John Harris

Doncaster East


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