Sean Dooley <>
birding aus <>
15 March 2001 00:44
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Quail Thrush at
This is rather an unusual request, but for the purposes of a
show I am putting on about birdwatching in the Melbourne Comedy Festival, I
need to know whether it is possible to see Chestnut-breasted Quail Thrush in
the vicinity of Uluru.
My research has led me to believe that one would be more
likely to see Chestnut-brested than Cinnamon in this neck of the woods, though
whether the habitat around the rock is suitable, I'm not sure. I have
been there twice and seen no Quail Thrush, not even Chestnut which is probably
the most likely suspect here.
For artistic purposes I want to set this part of the
story at Uluru, but stretching the truth to get a laugh is one thing, but
stretching the truth and "stringing" a sighting is quite another matter.
If anyone has any experience of or opinions on Quail Thrush
in the Uluru region, I would be most grateful.