RE: [Birding-Aus] Scarlet Robins again

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Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Scarlet Robins again
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 23:49:26 +1000
I'd suggest that "a couple of dead wallabies with very dark fur -
wondering if they could have been Rock Wallabies" they are much more
likely to be Swamp Wallabies also called Black-tailed Wallabies or Black
Wallabies (and let's not have that discussion again)  Wallabia bicolor.

Philip Veerman
24 Castley Circuit
Kambah  ACT  2902

02 - 62314041

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Subject: Scarlet Robins again

I went for another walk in Namadgi today and saw more Scarlet Robins. 
Very orange Scarlet Robins!

The area was called Yankee Hat.  I also had the experience of seeing a
Robin and a dozen Yellow Rumped Thornbills flying in to drink from a
puddle on top of a rock while I was standing only a couple of metres
away.  Unfortunately, they were so spooked by my proximity I couldn't
get a decent photo, and my video camera was packed away.  Other birds in
the area - Grey Shrike Thrush, Superb Lyrebird, Grey Butcherbird,
Eastern Rosella, Australian Magpie, Yellow Robin, Australian Raven,
Superb Fairy-Wren and Crimson Rosella.  There were other birds I was
unable to identify including some with very (to me) unusual calls.  Some
may have been White Eared Honeyeaters which seem reasonably common in

Heaps of Grey Kangaroos and Red Necked Wallabies, rabbits, and sadly a
dead wombat on the side of the road. I also saw a couple of dead
wallabies with very dark fur - wondering if they could have been Rock

Rob Geraghty

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