Re: Quail-thrushes

Subject: Re: Quail-thrushes
From: "Carol Probets" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 04:50:29 PST

On Monday 18th January, you wrote:

>I know that up in SW Qld around places like Windorah, Quilpie, Euro 
Bore &c
>the Quail-thrush is the Chestnut-breasted, but is this the QT further 
>as for example in Sturt NP, around Olive Downs Camp-site, or on that 
>near Tibooburra, or is it the Cinnamon?

I camped at Dead Horse Gully in Sturt NP near Tibooburra and there I saw 
3 Cinnamon Quail-thrush on 1/7/95. I wrote in my notebook that they were 
on bare stony ground with isolated bluebushes, and that two males were 
having a dispute. Also camped at Olive Downs one night but didn't see 
any quail-thrush there.

According to "The Birds of Western New South Wales: A Preliminary Atlas" 
published by the NSW Bird Atlassers in 1995, in north-western NSW the 
Cinnamon extends right up to the Qld border and as far east as 142 
degrees 20 mins, while the Chestnut-breasted is found further east, 
extending from 143 degrees 50 mins to 146 degrees. From this data I 
assume it would only be the Cinnamon in Sturt.

Cheers, Carol.

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