birding-aus Brown Booby's in Victoria

Subject: birding-aus Brown Booby's in Victoria
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 08:28:06 +1000

From: Martin  on 14/01/2000 08:28 AM

Subject:  Brown Booby's in Victoria

Further to Craig Doolans posting about the Brown Booby Sula leucogaster near
Rotamah Island in the Gippsland Lakes eastern Victoria.  It appears there
haven't been sightings of this species in Victoria for over 20 years.

An examination of the Atlas of Victorian Wildlife records shows there to be only
2 records of the species for the state.  Both are from Port Phillip Bay - one
found injured near Altona in 1965 and the other above the Rip at Port Phillip
heads in July 1973.  It would be interesting to hear what the Birds Australia
Atlas data reveals.

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

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