Mt Tennent today
Rory Read via Canberrabirds <>
Thu, 7 Oct 2021 22:50:44 +0000
A further FWIW, I have recorded Stubble Quail in tall wet rainforest with a closed understory in Great Otway National Park. No fields of grass nearby, but I expect this individual was a little lost.
On Thu, 7 Oct 2021 at 17:31, Con <> wrote:
FWIW, I have recorded Stubble Quail (and PBQ) near the summit of Black Mountain - in woodland with a rather sparse understorey. I believe that Stubble Quail may be a bit more elastic as to habitat than is generally supposed.
On 10/7/2021 4:32 PM, Richard Allen via Canberrabirds wrote:
Stubble quail very unlikely up mt Tennent unless it is now fields of grass. Most likely pbq. They fly as far as they want and there are many recent records around Canberra and namadgi.
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On 7 Oct 2021, at 3:45 pm, calyptorhynchus via Canberrabirds
Today I walked from the Namadgi Visitors Centre to the summit of Mt Tennent. It wasn't really a bird-watching walk, it was mainly for the purpose of sweating.
I did see the Jacky Winter at NVC (there used to a regular JW in that area so hopefully the sp can become a fixture in the woodland again). I also heard a Fan-tailed Cuckoo or two near the summit of Tennent.
However the most unexpected sighting was a pair of Stubble Quail flushed from by the track about 1 km up the Mt Tennent track. They were in an open area caused by the fires of early 2020. They were identified by being large (for a quail), greyish and streaky,
and by flying a long way rocking from side to side in flight (buttonquails fly a short distance and drop, Brown Quails fly a long way but don't rock in flight).
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