Lord Howe Island endemics etc.

To: "Mike Carter" <>
Subject: Lord Howe Island endemics etc.
From: "michael hunter" <>
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 13:00:09 +1000
          Ian Hutton found them in a swamp at base of Mt. Lidgebird in 1980,
says it was first recorded in 1898 and a speciman given to Australian
Museum, chicks found 1903. Probably spread with habitat change from human
settlement and elimination of cats. Islanders clainmed that it was
introduced as a pet(?) but is widespread on suitable offshore islets.

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