Little Bittern and Painted Button-quail

Subject: Little Bittern and Painted Button-quail
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 11:56:36 +1000

Hi everyone,

I was at Lake Wendouree (Ballarat, Victoria) on Wednesday 26/1/00, where I
dipped on Little Bittern, but saw five Baillon's Crakes and a Buff-banded Rail.
I would also be interested in hearing when it/they (Little Bittern(s)) have been
seen most recently.

On another matter, folks may be interested in a roadkill Painted Button-quail I
found in an alleyway in inner urban Richmond (Victoria) on Tuesday 11/1/00.  It
was in one of the most heavily urbanised parts of Melbourne, about a kilometre
from the Yarra River, along which is the only vegetation for miles which even
remotely resembles typical Painted Button-quail habitat.  I sent it to the
Museum of Victoria, but it was in pretty poor shape.


Paul Peake.

To unsubscribe from this list, please send a message to

Include ONLY "unsubscribe birding-aus"
in the message body (without the quotes)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU