City quail

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Subject: City quail
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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 09:27:42 +1000

I've seen Stubble Quail in Royal Park, Parkville before (ok, so different order, but close enough)


Michael Mules
Curator, Science Program
Museum Victoria
Melbourne Museum, Carlton

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    From: Martin on 12/10/2000 09:23 AM

    Subject:  City quail

    An unsual sighting this morning at work.

    Upon arriving in my work carpark a Painted Button Quail raced across the
    concrete in front of me.  The closest I've seen them to the city is at Chiltern
    Box-Ironbark National Park in north-east Victoria where they are relatively

    Has anyone recorded native quail this close to their city centre before?

    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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