RFI King Island

To: Dave Torr <>
Subject: RFI King Island
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:49 +1000
Definitely wild on King Island, Dave!  :)

On 21/04/2014, at 9:57 AM, Dave Torr <> wrote:

> 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 the US!)
> 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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