birding-aus RFI - Crested Bellbird and Hooded Robin (Vic.)

Subject: birding-aus RFI - Crested Bellbird and Hooded Robin (Vic.)
From: "Martin O'Brien"<>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 15:21:55 +1000

From: Martin  on 19/07/99 03:21 pm

Subject:  RFI - Crested Bellbird and Hooded Robin (Vic.)

                   Another request for observant birdos

Further to my earlier requests for 'non-atlassed' records for Apostlebird,
Speckled Warbler and Diamond Firetail, I'm making a similar request for
list members opinions on evidence of decline in breeding and sight records
for the following species.  I am making an assessment of the conservation
status of these taxa in se Australia, particularly Victoria.
                     Crested Bellbird and Hooded Robin

I invite observers to contact me directly with any observations of these
species which have NOT already been forwarded to the Atlas of Victorian
Wildlife or the new Atlas of Australian Birds.  If you have noted the
species in the past and found it now absent or noticably declined from the
same locality I am keen to hear from you (dates, locality and numbers if

Thanks to all those who have already responded to me with their personal
observations and impressions of the first mentioned species above.  Your
comments have added immensely to the accuracy of my reports.  This posting
is a general request to the list for further observations.

Note that the Crested Bellbird is now 'extinct' in the northeast of
Victoria and Hooded Robins have shown declines in reporting rates for large
parts of the state since 1980.

Martin O'Brien
Executive Scientific Officer - Scientific Advisory Committee
Parks Flora and Fauna Division
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
4/250 Victoria Pde.,
East Melbourne  3002

Tel: 039 412 4567
Fax: 039 412 4586

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