birding-aus Re: Birds at Liquorland

Subject: birding-aus Re: Birds at Liquorland
From: "Carol Probets" <>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 04:12:00 PST

Edwin Vella's "Birds at Church" reminded me of what is probably the 
opposite of his "religious birds" - a heathen bird!

Around Christmas last year, one of the employees at Liquorland in 
Katoomba told me that she had found a dead quail which had apparently 
collided with the large glass doors. Maybe it didn't realise they were 
closed on Christmas day.

Unfortunately the quail had already been disposed of, but when I asked 
her "How many toes did it have?", I was surprised that she had been 
observant enough to be able to answer that it had three, which narrowed 
it down to a Button-quail.

Which brings me to "Birds While Waiting For The NRMA". Last month my 
car's fuel pump died on a very rainy day at Wentworth Falls. This 
resulted in a three hour wait for the NRMA and tow truck on a boring 
street corner near the railway line. While standing on the footpath, I 
happened to look down and at my feet was a soggy, very dead Painted 
Button-quail. Oh well, it made the wait interesting for a couple of 


Carol Probets
Katoomba NSW

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