'near-CBD' Brown Thornbill in Melbourne

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Subject: 'near-CBD' Brown Thornbill in Melbourne
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 08:43:00 +1000
A small aside ...

Yesterday whilst visiting the Mercy Hospital in East Melbourne (a few hundred metres east of the CBD), I heard a Brown Thornbill warbling away in a scungy looking pinoak in an even scungier, un-scrubby garden. This was in Grey Street, between the hospitals.

Hardly big time range extension!! - but it would be the closest I've seen Brown Thornbill to the CBD - and I'm curious to know if the regular CBD workers know of others, eg. Fitzroy Gardens?? I presume they must be there ....

Lawrie Conole
Senior Ecologist
Ornithology & Terrestrial Ecology

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