To: "Birding Aus" <>, <>
Subject: Traprock
From: "Bill Jolly" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 16:39:38 +1000
Hi Graham

A few people have asked that question.

The Traprock lies generally north-west of Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt,
and south of the Darling Downs, down to Texas. It's mostly sheep country,
lots of it unfenced. It extends over into northern NSW in parts. Sundown
National Park is also in the Traprock, though that isn't the area that I
usually visit when I go down that way, I tend to bird more around Inglewood.

I understand that it is so named because the underlying 'traprock' is a
hard, sedimentary rock in which drill bits are prone to getting trapped. I
believe other rocks are called 'traprock' in other parts of the world.

All the best

Bill Jolly

Lockyer Valley, Queensland.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Graham 
Sent: Friday, 6 June 2003 1:29 PM
Subject: RE: [B-AUS] Abberton website update

Gidday Bill,
                just looked at your great site, very nice. One question,
what is 'Traprock country'?

Graham Turner

-----Original Message-----

I've just finished an update on the Abberton website, with quite a lot
of new photos including Glossy Black Cockatoos, Squatter Pigeon,
Square-tailed Kite and others.

We had two Ground Cuckoo-shrikes at Abberton yesterday; Varied Triller
and Spectacled Monarch in Redwood Park on the Toowoomba escarpment

Bill Jolly

Lockyer Valley, Queensland.

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