Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 43, Issue 13

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 43, Issue 13
From: Noel Luff <>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2017 03:59:00 +0000
only record of a bustard that I have that fits the criteria of south of
Qld, NT borders or south of Meekatharra is one between Charles Darwin
Reserve and Wubin (in WA) on morning of 17 July 2016.

On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 12:53 PM, Peter Shute <> wrote:

> Not sure what you mean by south of the Qld/NT border, Michael. It runs
> north-south.
> Peter Shute
> Sent from my iPad
> > On 14 May 2017, at 10:24 am, Michael Hunter <>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Laurie,
> >                To be pedantic, Southern States are those South of the
> Qld/ NT border in this context, NSW and Victoria in particular, but any
> contemporary Australia Bustard sightings in SA, or in WA South of
> Meekatharra would be interesting.
> >
> >                 They were plenty around Broome, in the NT and Qld  25
> years plus ago when we lived or travelled there, but like Roseate Terns,
> (almost wiped out in Aus waters by egg collecting in the name of
> traditional food) , Bustards then were under hunting pressure there. Best
> seen today around Mareeba as noted in another post.
> >
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