Mutton Birds

Subject: Mutton Birds
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 13:26:04 +1000
There are commercial and recreational harvests of Short-tailed Shearwater
at colonies in Bass Strait so you can indeed buy Muttonbird meat
in shops.  Summary here:

There is recreational hunting of various ducks and Stubble&Brown Quail,
various native birds are trapped/killed because they interfere with
agriculture or other activities but I think Short-tailed Shearwater are
the only Australian bird species harvested commercially.


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