Alpine orioles??

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Subject: Alpine orioles??
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 11:05:56 +1100
Hi birders

I've spent most of the past week in the Victorian Alps - Falls Creek and Mount Hotham areas.  One observation of interest to me was an Olive-backed Oriole in Snow Gum woodland at about 1,550m altitude (at Dinner Plain near Mount Hotham).  Of the OBO the Vic Atlas (Emison et al 1987) suggests 800m as an upper limit.  Any other alpine orioles out there?  Mind you the Vic Atlas contains a few other errors of omission on the OBO - such as that there are no records from the Otway Ranges in SW Victoria - not true - there aren't many, but it certainly occurs throughout the foothills.

Otherwise a few nice clusters of the Critically Endangered Alpine Tree Frog - not much avifaunal diversity in the Alps to go on about.


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