A bird not actually seen

To: "'Geoffrey Dabb'" <>
Subject: A bird not actually seen
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 14:19:58 +1000
There is a useful book "Tracks, Scats and other Traces" by Barbara Triggs. The pictures given for foxes are consistent with your photo. But it also says that dogs' tracks are similar. The implications may not differ.
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From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Saturday, 4 September 2010 1:16 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] A bird not actually seen

Time for another wet-weather story perhaps.  At Turlee Station last week the location of a malleefowl nest was indicated to me.  Despite a few early morning sorties to the spot I never actually sighted the bird.  However, the mound had all the appearance of being currently worked.  One morning nearby I found fresh tracks that seemed to me could only have been made by a malleefowl.  Just a couple of metres away were other tracks that seemed to me rather foxlike.  If so, the prospects for a successful breeding might not be good.  Perhaps a track expert out there can confirm my suspicions, or otherwise.





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