Rose Robin

To: 'Suzanne EDGAR' <>, 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: Rose Robin
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 07:28:10 +0000

Good story. Actually Regent Honeyeaters were not rare in 1966. The species was formerly a very common species although that is a long time ago and Canberra was within about the middle of their range. They aren’t really a vagrant to our area. They have become rare and endangered progressively over the last about 30 years.




From: Suzanne EDGAR [
Sent: Wednesday, 22 April, 2020 3:59 PM
To: 'Philip Veerman'; 'Nicki Taws'; 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Rose Robin


When we first moved here in Garran, 1966, we used to get rose robins also; also regent h’eaters; @ that time the suburb was v recently pastoral land.

the regent honeyeaters caused me to join COG, on friend Alastair Morrison’s rec., as he’d became v excited re the latter visitor & took the ob. to the rarities panel , I believe



From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 2:18 PM
To: 'Nicki Taws' <>; 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Rose Robin


First ever or first for the year? When I moved into my current house in 1985, for years Rose Robins (actually usually only one at a time) were a sort of regular visitor here in winter months. I don’t have the GBS records any more but I think there hasn’t been any for at least 10 or 15 years. Similar comment for Crescent Honeyeater.




From: Nicki Taws
Sent: Wednesday, 22 April, 2020 1:55 PM
To: 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: [canberrabirds] Rose Robin


Had our first Rose Robin in the garden in Cook last week.




Nicki Taws

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