Re: RFI Grey-crowned Babblers - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Subject: Re: RFI Grey-crowned Babblers - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 09:57:58 +1000
Jack Krohn inquires about Grey-crowned Babbler records for the isolated
population on the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne Victoria.

I've just checked Atlas of Victorian Wildlife records for this part of the
state and the last recorded observations of this threatened species were
from 1999 as follows:

- 'Nepean Hwy  6km south of Mt Martha'
- 'Mt Eliza' and
- 'Devilbend Reservoir Hastings West'

I seem to remember there were records of GcBs on the peninsula in the Bird
Observers Club 'Unusual Sightings Reports' recently but cannot recall which
edition.  Would be worth contacting the BOCA headquarters in Nunawading to
find this out.

Let us know how you go Jack, as it is important to keep track of this
declining population which may be down to male-only flocks now (?).


Martin O'Brien
Executive Scientific Officer, Scientific Advisory Committee
Department of Sustainability and Environment
4/250 Victoria Pde. (PO Box 500), East Melbourne  3002

Tel: 9412 4567  Fax: 9412 4586
(prefixes: Interstate 03 International 613)

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