John Tongue <>
RFI King Island
Dave Torr <>
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:57:07 +1000
Thanks John - I have seen the introduced ones elsewhere (although Turkey is
a bit of a query - saw them on Kangaroo Island and some sources have them
as wild and some as not, so that is a bit iffy - but I have seen lots in
On 21 April 2014 09:47, John Tongue <> wrote:
> 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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