RFI some Sydney birds

To: "Evan Beaver" <>
Subject: RFI some Sydney birds
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: 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 Bogee area.



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.


Carol Probets
Guided birding in the Blue Mountains & Capertee Valley
PO Box 330
Katoomba NSW 2780

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