birding-aus Re: Lin's Honours Project

To: Glen Collis <>
Subject: birding-aus Re: Lin's Honours Project
From: Mike & Judy Hines <>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 21:21:43 +1000

Glen, Some years ago Barney trapped a Pheasant Coucal at Point Lookout using the
raptor trap with a live mouse as bait.
A copy of this letter goes to David Stewart, ornithologist at NP & WLS. I would
suggest you contact Kevin and Marion Crouther at Dalrymple Heights to see if
they have banded any. You could also email the Banding Office and enquire as to
whether any one has been banding them lately.
    Not much encouragement I am sorry.   Kindest regards to you both,   Mike

Glen Collis wrote:

> G'day Mike
> Hope everything is well and you aren't finding too many washed up seabirds.
> Just wanted to get get some advice from you with regards to Pheasant
> Coucals. Lin has been encouraged to start thinking about potential honours
> projects for next year as part of a science communication unit she is doing,
> and has to submit a complete proposal later this year. She was thinking
> along the lines of collecting some basic biological data initially, and
> later maybe looking at home range/ habitat use.
> What would be the best way to trap coucals? Raptor traps? Are you aware of
> any research that has been done on them? The library resources up here in
> cairns aren't the best. Any other advice you can give us would be most
> appreciated.
> The farmhouse and surrounding bushland has a few resident individuals and
> Lin is keen to do her fieldwork around home.
> Anyway, Give our best to Judy
> Cheers
> Glen.
> PO Box 168
> Mareeba. QLD 4880
> (07)4093 2389  HM
> (07)4092 1399  WK
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