Re: FW: [BIRDING-AUS] Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata RFI

To: Graham Turner Ozemail <>
Subject: Re: FW: [BIRDING-AUS] Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata RFI
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 11:22:02 +1000
Graham Turner Ozemail wrote:

Google gave me a lot of information, including a "List of Migratory Species Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999" which clearly lists Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata, as a migrant. Anyone care to comment, I thought (assumed) Ninox to be rather territorial and sedentary,

Hi Graham

If you have a good look at the list of migratory and marine-overfly species listed under schedules of the EPBC Act, you'll see that the birds there are those listed under the CAMBA and JAMBA treaties (China/Japan Migratory Bird Agreements). You'll also see that there are quite a number of species there which just don't make much sense - ie. they're not migrants - take the endangered SE Aus Red-tailed Black-Cockie for example - why is it on this schedule!!!???

Having said that though, _Ninox (novaesselandiae) undulata_ like a number of other species listed, lives on a small oceanic island and presumably established there as a result of some long lost ancestors making the sea crossing. Perhaps that's why some of these oddities are so listed (rather than just as one of the threatened categories). It's my best guess ...

Cheers, Lawrie

Lawrie Conole
Senior Ecologist
Ornithology & Terrestrial Ecology

Ecology Australia Pty. Ltd.
Flora and Fauna Consultants
88B Station Street
FAIRFIELD VIC 3078 Australia
Ph: (03) 9489 4191; Mob: (0419) 588 993
Fax: (03) 9481 7679
ABN 83 006 757 142

NOTE: This message may contain privileged and/or confidential information intended for addressees only. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that any review, re-transmission, disclosure, use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited by State and Commonwealth Acts of Parliament including the Victorian Information Privacy Act 2000.

Birding-Aus is now on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message 'unsubscribe
birding-aus' (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU