Paul and Irene Osborn <>
Fri, 21 Nov 2003 16:54:46 +1100
The Goose is 897 in the NSW Bird Atlassers index which has more than
just NSW birds.
It is of interest to where ferals are living independent of people as
many may find a mate and start a true feral population.
Paul and Irene Osborn wrote:
The NSW Bird Atlassers list the Greylag Goose (Anser anser) as RAOU
Number 987. I have a correspondent who claims this is wrong and that
987 is the number for the Weka. Can someone enlighten me as to which
species is number 987 and, if it is not the goose, what is the goose's
number? I have never heard of Wekas being seen in Australia.
Picked up my long awaited copy of the new atlas this morning and I
would agree that some of the illustrations look a little amateurish.
Having said that, some of them look positively stunning and ready to
walk or fly off the page.
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