Scrubwrens in inner west Sydney

To: Charles <>, Casimir Liber <>
Subject: Scrubwrens in inner west Sydney
From: Greg and Val Clancy <>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 08:43:23 +0000
It is a long way from inner Sydney but the question was posed as to the
ability of White-browed Scrubwrens to re-colonise or colonise regrowth
bushland.  I have been studying the birds on Susan Island, Grafton since the
late 1970s and the first recent record of the species was made by Dominique
Potvin in November 2009 during her Silvereye research when she mist-netted
one.  The nearest population to the Island, as far as I was aware, was 9-10
km to the north.  Cattle had been removed from the Island in early 1997
resulting in a massive regrowth of native plants and weeds, providing cover
for birds and other fauna.  The number of records of the Eastern Yellow
Robin and Tawny Grassbird increased notably after that date.  A list of
fauna species of Susan Island had been published in the local newspaper in
1870 (Wilcox 1870) but the White-browed Scrubwren was not listed.
Individual White-browed Scrubwrens have been caught and banded on the Island
on 04 Sep 2011 and 28 July 2014 and there are a few other sight records to
indicate that it continues to exist there.


Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife Guide
| PO Box 63 Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
| 02 6649 3153 | 0429 601 960

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles via Birding-Aus
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 4:55 PM
To: casliber0134
Cc: Birding-aus
Subject: Scrubwrens in inner west Sydney

It's lantana undergrowth at Macquarie Park.....

When the creek (Shrimptons Creek) is cleansed of weeds in coming years,
their habitat will be destroyed.

Charles Hunter
+61 402 907 577


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