Re: Painted Button-quail in suburbia

Subject: Re: Painted Button-quail in suburbia
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 11:30:55 +1000

On several occasions while cycling to work during March/April 1998, I observed
Painted Button-Quail on the bike path just on the Melbourne side of the junction
of the Plenty and Yarra rivers, about 14 km from the CBD.  I have also flushed
an unidentified quail from a dry hillside near the Fairfield boat sheds, about 5
km from the CBD.  My guess is that this bird was also a Painted Button-Quail.

The bird Paul Peake found could well have been a wandering, wild bird.  Of
course, Anne's suggestion that the bird may have "hitched a ride" in the grille
of a car remains a possibility.  I have found a bat in the grille of a car.
What locality data can you give to such a record, if you do not know where the
car has been recently?



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