Bustards, foxes, 1080, and all that

Subject: Bustards, foxes, 1080, and all that
From: Michael Todd <>
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 17:36:44 +1000
Hello David,

Very droll!

On 1080. I came across an article that I found interesting the other day on the effect of 1080 on Kiwis.They exposed 35 radio-tagged kiwis to 1080 for three months and had absolutely no deaths caused by the 1080. They were planning on using the 1080 on Brushtail Possums. Obviously kiwis would not have had access to sodium fluoroacetate in plants such as SW WA fauna have had. Even so they were very resistant. This suggests that birds are naturally resistant, assuming of course that kiwis are representative of birds in general. Possibly thats a bit of a stretch!

The article was Robertson et al (1999) Survival of brown kiwi........WILDLIFE RESEARCH 26, 209-214.

Just as an aside, Damon Oliver told me today that you had had a resight of a Regent Honeyeater from the Capertee, NSW at Chiltern, VIC. Congratulations on a hell of a movement! You didn't catch the bird from Capertee and drive it down to Chiltern did you?

Only kidding!


Mick Todd
Griffith, NSW

At 09:35 AM 7/08/01 +1000,  wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that the 1080 thread seemed to abruptly stop once the Bustard and fox thread started? This was very timely, the benefits of a well coordinated 1080 fox baiting program can't be overestimated. It's a real shame that such programs aren't more widespread.



David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
P.O. Box 2111
Dubbo NSW 2830
Ph. Freecall 1800 621 056 or 02 6883 5335

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