RFI: Brown Quail in South Australia

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Subject: RFI: Brown Quail in South Australia
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 12:38:26 +1100
Mostly for the Crow-eaters, but anyone is welcome to add their $0.02 worth ...

On Tuesday I was wandering along doing an environmental assessment on farmland just south of Penola in the lower south east of South Australia, and came across a calling Brown Quail on the edge of a swamp. There appear to have been comparatively few BQ records in SA during the recent national atlas, which prompts me to seek your opinion about how notable the record is. Other species recorded there appear below ...



Brown Quail                          Coturnix ypsilophora
Australian Shelduck                  Tadorna tadornoides
Australian Wood Duck                 Chenonetta jubata
Pacific Black Duck                   Anas superciliosa
Grey Teal                            Anas gracilis
White-necked Heron                   Ardea pacifica
Straw-necked Ibis                    Threskiornis spinicollis
Yellow-billed Spoonbill              Platalea flavipes
Whistling Kite                       Haliastur sphenurus
Swamp Harrier                        Circus approximans
Brown Goshawk                        Accipiter fasciatus
Nankeen Kestrel                      Falco cenchroides
Purple Swamphen                      Porphyrio porphyrio
Dusky Moorhen                        Gallinula tenebrosa
Crested Pigeon                       Ocyphaps lophotes
Galah                                Cacatua roseicapilla
Long-billed Corella                  Cacatua tenuirostris
Purple-crowned Lorikeet              Glossopsitta porphyrocephala
Eastern Rosella                      Platycercus eximius
Red-rumped Parrot                    Psephotus haematonotus
Superb Fairy-wren                    Malurus cyaneus
Striated Pardalote                   Pardalotus striatus
Brown Thornbill                      Acanthiza pusilla
Yellow-rumped Thornbill              Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Red Wattlebird                       Anthochaera carunculata
White-plumed Honeyeater              Lichenostomus penicillatus
Black-chinned Honeyeater             Melithreptus gularis
New Holland Honeyeater               Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
Grey Shrike-thrush                   Colluricincla harmonica
Restless Flycatcher                  Myiagra inquieta
Magpie-lark                          Grallina cyanoleuca
Grey Fantail                         Rhipidura albiscapa
Willie Wagtail                       Rhipidura leucophrys
Australian Magpie                    Gymnorhina tibicen
Forest Raven                         Corvus tasmanicus
Little Raven                         Corvus mellori
Skylark                              Alauda arvensis
House Sparrow                        Passer domesticus
European Goldfinch                   Carduelis carduelis
Welcome Swallow                      Hirundo neoxena
Tree Martin                          Hirundo nigricans
Little Grassbird                     Megalurus gramineus
Rufous Songlark                      Cincloramphus mathewsi
Brown Songlark                       Cincloramphus cruralis
Common Starling                      Sturnus vulgaris

Western Grey Kangaroo                Macropus fuliginosus
Brown-striped Frog                   Limnodynastes peronii

Lawrie Conole
Senior Ecologist
Ornithology & Terrestrial Ecology

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