Re: birding-aus Fiordland Penguin beachwashed

Subject: Re: birding-aus Fiordland Penguin beachwashed
From: "Peter Waanders" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 16:44:14 +0930
It probably doesn't shed more light on the issue but the following was
printed in "The Australian" from yesterday (14/07/99):
Wildlife experts yesterday urged people living near Victoria's south-west
coast to look out for examples of what could be one of the world's rarest
penguins. The alert comes after one of the penguins was found recently near
Moonlight Head, near Cape Otway, on the south-west coast. The bird, found by
a resident, was identified as a fiordland penguin <snip>.


Peter Waanders

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Date: Thursday, 15 July 1999 4:30
Subject: birding-aus Fiordland Penguin beachwashed

>Hi all
>Can anyone shed any more light on a report in yesterday's Herald Sun
>(14-7-99) that described a beachwashed Fiordland Penguin being found on a
>beach "near Cape Otway"?  Apparently the bird was found by a motorist
>(i.e. someone 4WDing on the beach possibly?) and it was reported to NRE
>who took the bird into "care".  It died soon after, and was reckoned to
>have been of too low a weight to guarantee survival.  The report also said
>the same species washed up near here in 1996.  True or false?
>Russell Woodford
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