City quail

Subject: City quail
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 19:44:38 +1000
Mainly for Melbourne viewers

In the City of Bayside (c20 km out from the CBD) there were
records of Painted Button-Quails in the 1950s/60s.  Since then
there have been two of dead birds:
one on the Royal Melbourne GC  "killed by predator"  27/8/1985
one dead in Bluff Road (reported in the Bird Observer) 3/10/1999

This suggests they do come through in spring.  Similarly with
our possible and definite sightings of Stubble Quail.  Brown
Quail records (possible and definite) - the species lives on the
western side of Port Phillip - are more scattered through the

Michael Norris

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