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

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Subject: Re: RFI Grey-crowned Babblers - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
From: "Val Ford" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 11:12:10 +1000
Martin, Jack

I saw one Grey-crowned Babbler at Devilbend Reservoir, Moorooduc South on
16/3/99.  The sighting was reported in The Bird Observer, No 800, September
1999.  It was incorrectly written up as being sighted by "Pat Bingham, Val
Ford" and should have read "Val Ford & Margaret Crabb".

Val Ford
Sorrento, Vic

Martin O'Brien wrote:

> 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
> 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 (?).
> cheers
> Martin O'Brien
> Executive Scientific Officer, Scientific Advisory Committee

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