Birding, Long Forest Flora Reserve, Victoria.

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Subject: Birding, Long Forest Flora Reserve, Victoria.
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 15:11:30 +1000

The last 2 Saturdays, I've spent short periods birding at Long Forest
Flora Reserve near Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.  That's about 30km West of
Melbourne's western fringe, on the way to Ballarat.  The principal
vegetation type at Long Forest is mallee (Bull Mallee Eucalyptus
behriana) - a very rare & localised community in southern Victoria.
There are also areas of Yellow Gum (E. leucoxylon), Blue Box (E.
baueriana) [also an isolated occurrence - the species is more widespread
in coastal eastern Victoria] and Grey Box (E. microcarpa).  Some
mallee/inland birds have isolated populations there as well, though most
have declined and may disappear from this area in the near future.  It's
well worth a visit - see the combined list from both days below (the
numbers on the left are frequency of recording - 1 = seen on one trip, 2
= seen on both).

Cheers -- Lawrie



Lawrie Conole


   1  Australian Pelican                   Pelecanus conspicillatus
   1  Brown Falcon                         Falco berigora
   1  Common Bronzewing                    Phaps chalcoptera
   1  Sulphur-crested Cockatoo             Cacatua galerita
   1  Crimson Rosella                      Platycercus elegans
   1  Fan-tailed Cuckoo                    Cacomantis flabelliformis
   1  Southern Boobook                     Ninox novaeseelandiae
   2  Laughing Kookaburra                  Dacelo novaeguineae
   2  White-throated Treecreeper           Cormobates leucophaeus
   2  Superb Fairy-wren                    Malurus cyaneus
   2  Spotted Pardalote                    Pardalotus punctatus
   2  Yellow-rumped Pardalote              Pardalotus xanthopygus
   1  Striated Pardalote                   Pardalotus striatus
   1  Speckled Warbler                     Chthonicola sagittata
   1  Weebill                              Smicrornis brevirostris
   2  Brown Thornbill                      Acanthiza pusilla
   2  Buff-rumped Thornbill                Acanthiza reguloides
   1  Yellow-rumped Thornbill              Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
   2  Striated Thornbill                   Acanthiza lineata
   2  Red Wattlebird                       Anthochaera carunculata
   2  Yellow-faced Honeyeater              Lichenostomus chrysops
   2  White-eared Honeyeater               Lichenostomus leucotis
   1  Yellow-tufted Honeyeater             Lichenostomus melanops
   1  White-plumed Honeyeater              Lichenostomus penicillatus
   2  Brown-headed Honeyeater              Melithreptus brevirostris
   2  White-naped Honeyeater               Melithreptus lunatus
   1  Eastern Spinebill                    Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
   1  Scarlet Robin                        Petroica multicolor
   2  Red-capped Robin                     Petroica goodenovii
   1  Flame Robin                          Petroica phoenicea
   1  Eastern Yellow Robin                 Eopsaltria australis
   2  Varied Sittella                      Daphoenositta chrysoptera
   2  Golden Whistler                      Pachycephala pectoralis
   2  Grey Shrike-thrush                   Colluricincla harmonica
   2  Grey Fantail                         Rhipidura fuliginosa
   1  Willie Wagtail                       Rhipidura leucophrys
   2  Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike            Coracina novaehollandiae
   2  Australian Magpie                    Gymnorhina tibicen
   2  Grey Currawong                       Strepera versicolor
   1  Australian Raven                     Corvus coronoides
   1  Little Raven                         Corvus mellori
   2  White-winged Chough                  Corcorax melanorhamphos
   1  Zebra Finch                          Taeniopygia guttata
   1  Silvereye                            Zosterops lateralis
   2  Common Blackbird                     Turdus merula
   1  Fox                                  Vulpes vulpes
   1  Rabbit                               Oryctolagus cuniculus
   2  Common Eastern Froglet               Crinia signifera
   1  Pale-flecked Garden Sunskink         Lampropholis guichenoti
   1  Wood White                           Delias aganippe
   2  Common Brown                         Heteronympha merope

51 species

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