Yellow Thornbills in Melbourne

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Subject: Yellow Thornbills in Melbourne
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Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 21:52:42 +1000

Further to recent correspondence about this species in Victoria, there is a thriving population of Yellow Thornbills in Black Wattle and eucalypt plantings along Merri Creek, Clifton Hill, 6 km from the Melbourne GPO. They are invariably present on the eastern side of the creek adjacent to the bridge over Heidelberg Road, and also occur downstream along the city side of the creek as far as the Roseneath St footbridge. Brown and Yellow-tailed Thornbills are also common along the creek. The reappearance of Yellow Thornbill in what, 20 years ago, was a treeless wasteland, is due to the efforts of the Friends of Merri Creek, local schools and the Merri Creek Co-ordinating Committee. Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos are also beneficiaries of their plantings.



Neville Pamment

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