Brolgas in inner Sydney

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Subject: Brolgas in inner Sydney
From: Andy Burton's Bush Tours <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 13:22:36 +1000
Following my report of a possible Brolga in Artarmon I received the following (edited) message from Andy Holmes at Macquarie University.

"I .................................................saw your comment
about brolgas in Sydney. Early last year I saw three brolgas flying
over the Macquarie University campus. I had Bins with me and
could clearly see the red head on at least one bird - there is no
doubt about the ID."
Andy Holmes

As unusual as it may sound it appears that there might be occasional sightings of this species in the area.

Ern Hoskin "The Birds of Sydney" 1991, refers to illustrations of this species from the early years of settlement at Sydney and adds that birds were present to the north (Portland) and south of Sydney during dry,inland conditions in 1957.

Regards, Andy
Andy Burton's Bush Tours
12/8 Cambridge St,
NSW  2062

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