Re: birding-aus Apostlebird status in se Aust. - 1999

To: Alexandra Appleman <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Apostlebird status in se Aust. - 1999
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 17:49:22 +1000
Alexandra Appleman wrote:
> At 08:36 21/06/99 +1000, you wrote:
> >
> >(f) The stronghold of the species is probably NSW.  [I eagerly await the
> >new Atlas findings on this and other species]
> >Apostlebirds are one of a
> >number of woodland species that are in decline in parts of their range.
> >
> I find your comments on NSW as a stronghold very interesting.  Are you
> refering to SE populations only and is there a northern sub-species as with
> many other birds?
> Last year following good wet season rains Apostlebirds 'appeared to be
> everywhere' along the Flinders Highway west of Charters Towers (North
> Queensland) and down into the Desert Uplands (Central Western Queensland),
> with flocks of 30-40 birds not uncommon.

On my trip last month from Brisbane to the Gulf of Carpentaria through
the channel country and then across to Cairns I also found apostlebirds
to be extremely common and around Georgetown saw a flock of about 50

Obviously apostlebirds in Qld aren't suffering any setbacks.

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