RFI: Red-chested Button-quail

To: Lawrie Conole <>,
Subject: RFI: Red-chested Button-quail
From: Margaret Cameron <>
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 16:15:12 +1000
Hi Lawrie

if this is a birding article instead of - or as well as - a scientific
paper, i'd be happy to publish it in Australian Birding magazine. "How to
see the RCBQ in Vic" would be popular with Vic readers at least!

Also would you be willing to talk to the bird group of the Geelong Field
nats about your gunbower island work some time betwen June 2000 and june
2001? it is now the third tuesday

looking forward to two yesses



At 01:06 PM 6/03/00 +1100, Lawrie Conole wrote:
>Hi Birding-Aus-ers
>At various times last year I posted information to this list about my
>sightings of Red-chested Button-quails in River Red Gum woodland at
>Gunbower Island on the Murray River in Victoria.  I know that various
>people visited Gunbower with or without specific instructions from me,
>and that many were successful in seeing the birds.
>I'm now at the point of writing a short paper on the occurrence of RCBQ
>in this 'atypical' habitat, and on various other snippets of information
>I gleaned from watching them in 1999-2000.
>My request for information goes out to anyone who visited Gunbower
>Island over the last year looking for RCBQ.  Would you please forward
>any sightings and details (precise location [by GPS if possible], date,
>time of day, numbers, behaviour, etc.) to me by return e-mail (not via
>the list).  I'm also interested in any other observations of RCBQ from
>forest/woodland environments in other states.  Any observations of RCBQ
>making platelets would be of interest too (HANZAB makes no mention of
>this practice by RCBQs).  I'll acknowledge your contributions in
>anything I write on the subject.
>Thanks in anticipation
>Lawrie Conole
>Coarse Woody Debris Project
>Department of Biological Sciences
>Monash University
>Clayton Vic 3800 AUSTRALIA
>Phone +61 3 9905 5649
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