"Evan Beaver" <>
RFI some Sydney birds
Carol Probets <>
Thu, 21 Dec 2006 08:43:11 +1100
Hi Evan and all,
As Andrew Taylor wrote, there are Southern Emu-wrens scattered thinly
throughout the upper Blue Mountains. Most of the hanging swamps in
the area do occasionally turn up these birds, and one of the most
reliable sites is the large swamp that Andrew mentioned off Queens
Road, Lawson. I also see them sometimes in the swamp vegetation
around Wentworth Falls Lake and in heathland on Kings Tableland.
Regarding Musk Lorikeets, it's a bit outside the area Evan was asking
about but these can usually be found in the Capertee Valley,
especially the northern section around the Port Macquarie Road to
At 9:32 AM +1100 19/12/06, Andrew Taylor wrote:
There are Southern Emu Wrens scattered through the upper Blue Mountains.
I used to see them in a hanging swamp adjoining the fire trail running
of Queens Rd Hazelbrook many years ago. I don't know if they are still
there but I'm Carol Probets would know several sites. The BM population
appears to be isolated and I can remember thinking the BM males had
more blue than coastal birds so maybe they are a phylogenetic tick.
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