'near-CBD' Brown Thornbill in Melbourne

Subject: 'near-CBD' Brown Thornbill in Melbourne
From: Vin Lam <>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 09:12:06 +1000
On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 08:43:00AM +1000, Lawrie Conole wrote:
> 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 ....


They seem to be fairly common in the Botanic Gardens. Many there
at the moment. I recall someone seeing them near Fed Square sometime
last year.


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