RFI King Island

To: Dave Torr <>
Subject: RFI King Island
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:47:03 +1000
Hi Dave, et al
I'm led to believe all the 'Brown' type TBs on King Island are Tas. TB, and 
there are no browns left.  The Tas TBs there are much more likely to be in open 
and drier forests than in the rest of Tassie.

You'll certainly get some 'plastics' - Turkey, Peafowl and Pheasant are common 
- though Pheasant are pretty wary and hard to photograph.  They do see 
California Quail as well, though not commonly.  We had nice Moreporks in a farm 
shed at Pegarah, but you might have to ask around to find out who the farmer 
was/is.  Lots of the other Tassie endemics are pretty common.  You can also get 
Little Raven, and Willie Wagtail!!!!

Happy birding,
John Tongue
Ulverstone, Tas.

On 21/04/2014, at 9:31 AM, Dave Torr <> wrote:

> Hi
> I am planning a trip there later this year with some friends in search of
> the endemic ssp and also the Morepork which we dipped on when we went to
> mainland Tas earlier this year.
> Would welcome any assistance.
> I have seen some reports which suggest the local race of Brown Thornbill
> may be extinct?
> Thanks
> Dave
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