Jacky Winters are another of those declining woodland species. I, too,
used to see them regularly every winter (hence the name Jacky Winter ???)
in and around Wauchope (NSW mid-north coast) in my youth. The numbers have
dramatically declined in this area.
The species is still common in many areas, the Capertee Valley in central
NSW for example, but they are also declining in many areas. It is
certainly one of the species that struck me as being scarce in many areas
in Victoria when I moved here 18 months ago. I dare say that I will now
get a flood of reports to the contrary.
If something isn't done about our declining woodland birds this bird will
find itself on the endangered species list along with Regent Honeyeater,
Swift Parrot, Grey-crowned Babbler, Hooded Robin, Crested Bellbird,
Speckled Warbler, Southern White-face, Diamond Firetail etc etc etc.
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