RFI King Island

To: John Tongue <>
Subject: RFI King Island
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:46:36 +1000
In the US in Georgia where I lived for a while they were really wild and
very shy - probably because they were hunted. But in California in some
areas common roadside birds - I guess they were not hunted there.

On 21 April 2014 11:04, John Tongue <> wrote:

> 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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