Scrubwrens in inner west Sydney

To: Stephen Ambrose <>
Subject: Scrubwrens in inner west Sydney
From: Chris King <>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 09:00:11 +0000
That spot is only a couple of blocks along the Greenway / LR corridor from
me. I suspect the scrubwrens could have dispersed from the block you
studied, which is now either cleared or under concrete. Is your report
available? I'd really appreciate being able to read it.

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 10:41 AM, Stephen Ambrose <>

> Hi Chris,
> I recorded a pair of White-browed Scrubwrens in weedy thickets along the
> Greenway in Lewisham West, just south of the main Western Sydney train line
> and north of Old Canterbury Road, while conducting an ecological impact
> study there about four years ago.  I suspect that scrubwrens occasionally
> disperse into the Greenway from vegetated areas along the Cooks River, to
> the south. It's good to hear that the Greenway is providing habitat for
> small populations of native birds.
> Kind regards,
> Stephen
> Dr Stephen Ambrose
> Director
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> Chris King
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> Hi everyone
> I live in Dulwich Hill along the light rail / Greenway corridor. There are
> a
> resident pair of White-browed scrubwren living in the adjacent bushcare
> site
> and nearby weedy thickets. The pair frequently visit my small garden to use
> the birdbath and to feed amongst my thick plantings. I know there are
> probably scrubwrens surviving on a section of the Greenway in Leichhardt
> but
> I wondered if anyone knows of others in the inner west?(ie not Wolli
> Creek).
> We also have resident Superb fairywrens and Spotted pardalotes.
> Thanks,
> Chris
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