Common Bronzewing - Bellarine Peninsula

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Common Bronzewing - Bellarine Peninsula
From: David Clark <>
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2019 18:36:14 +1000
Yes, I meant my neighbourhood rather than the Bellarine Peninsula generally.

I saw the Bronzewing again yesterday and it is definitely Common rather than Brush.  It looked stressed and was perched on a structure that afforded little cover from our resident and quite diverse raptor population.



On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 11:56 AM Philip Veerman <> wrote:
The response from Jen does not surprise me, even though I know little about the region (maybe 40 years since I have visited). It depends a lot on the geographical scope of David's question in particular what is the meaning of "here". : "It will be interesting to see if last night’s sighting will be a one-off or whether Bronzewings will take up residence here."

At my home in Kambah ACT, in 33 years I have seen Common Bronzewings (or I should say one) from my home but only ever flying past, maybe 3 or 4 times - (most recently last June). Therefore the chances of being there to see this is small. If I go to Mt Taylor reserve only 3 km away I might have a 30% to 50% rate of seeing the species on any average stroll for an hour or so. There they will be going about their normal activities, not passing by.


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus [ On Behalf Of Jen Carr
Sent: Saturday, 3 August, 2019 5:44 AM
To: David Clark; Greg and Val Clancy; birding-aus
Subject: Common Bronzewing - Bellarine Peninsula

Common Bronzewings are common on the Bellarine Peninsula, especially in
Ocean Grove around Woodlands estate and the Nature Reserve.
Brush Bronzewings have been seen around Anglesea Heath, but not as far
east as the Bellarine.
Jen Carr

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