Ian May <>
Fri, 04 May 2012 08:44:39 +1000
Hello Peter and Paul
Not sure about DNA and banding analysis but, I would be interested to
find more about the Brimblebox discovery of Black-throated Finch? What
sub species has been located there? Under what circumstances and who
found them? How close is this discovery to the previously expected
Does anyone know of a published reference to the Brimblebox find?
This morning I had a look for information about australian distribution
and captive collections of Black-throated Finch and found this link
Specifically it says
Land Tenure of Populations
Records of the Black-throated Finch (southern) in northern Queensland
have been mainly from leasehold or freehold land. Near Townsville, the
subspecies has also been reported on council and Commonwealth Department
of Defence land, with a few records on a Queensland Parks and Wildlife
Service nature refuge at Serpentine Lagoon (BTF Recovery Team 2004).
There are four areas dedicated as Nature Refuges for the Black-throated
Finch (southern) in the Townsville region: Upper Sleeper Log Creek,
Ollera Creek, Stuart Creek and Oak Valley (Townsville Bulletin 2008).
Records of the Black-throated Finch (southern) from central and southern
Queensland during the past 20 years have been from either roadsides or
private land (BTF Recovery Team 2004).
The Black-throated Finch (southern) is popular with aviculturists, and
breeds readily in captivity. In the early 1990s, it was estimated that
approximately 5000 birds were being held in private collections (Garnett
1993; Garnett & Crowley 2000).
At the species level, captive populations of the Black-throated Finch
are maintained at Auckland Zoological Park in New Zealand, Zoologico De
Santillana Del Mar in Spain, Attica Zoological Park in Greece, Frankfurt
Zoo in Germany, Budapest Zoological and
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