regent honeyeaters for sale in Qld

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Subject: regent honeyeaters for sale in Qld
From: "Simon & Andrea" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 21:06:34 +1000

Fellow birdos,


This is almost certainly too late for anyone to act, but having only just found out from Lorraine Welsh, a birdwatcher from Karara near Inglewood, I am compelled to alert the list to the sale of the ?Glenelg? property on the New England Tableland.  There is a breeding population of Regent Honeyeaters (the most northerly in Australia?) on this property.  These birds have been monitored for about 10 years.


Other birds include Squatter Pigeons (breeding, southern edge of range), Turquoise Parrots, Speckled Warblers, Southern Whiteface (northern edge of range), Black-chinned and Painted Honeyeaters, Hooded Robins, Grey-crowned Babblers, Plum-headed Finches and Diamond Firetails.


The vegetation includes Rough-barked Angophora and River Oak woodlands along McIntyre Brook, and Yellow Box and White Box woodlands with areas of Mugga Ironbark (a scarce thing in Queensland).  Anyone familiar with this type of country knows how little is left from Queensland right through to western Victoria where I was raised.


The homestead was built around 1850 and is on the banks of the McIntyre Brook.  I?m sure its lovely.  4000 sheep and 120 cows can be maintained on the 3600 ha.  There are 23 dams and 700mm rainfall (pre global warming).


So if you are looking for a sheep grazing property and a great natural asset, or know someone who does, contact Elders on 07 3840 5522 or Denis McGrath 0408 286 680 and ask after property 2004971668 or go to  You or they would be making a most important purchase for woodland bird conservation in Australia.  Elders mention the rare birds and eco-tourism potential along with sub-division and that ?24% timbered country which can be cleared?.


The auction is on June 16, Thursday week (yes I know, I wish I?d known earlier too).


If anyone wants further info from a bird/habitat point of view, contact me privately by this email and I will get more details.




Simon Kennedy

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