Pained Button-Quail.

To: Alan Cowan <>
Subject: Pained Button-Quail.
From: David Rees <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 04:15:58 +0000

They were not easy to find in a huge area of fairly remote potential habitat, that I and a friend searched.  Whatever is the cause of their apparent demise in a suburban location in central Canberra is a matter of conjecture, unless of course if the science has actually been done.  Unfortunately, small isolated populations of anything are always vulnerable to 'stochastic' events. 


On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 1:34 PM Alan Cowan <> wrote:
I'm glad David Rees saw a PBQ in northern NSW,
I have seen them many times in the woodland on Stirling Park Yarralumla but not for some years now. Undoubtedly feral cats are responsible for their absence.
Alan Cowan
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