RE: Mystery bird
"R Clarke" <>
Tue, 11 Jul 2006 13:30:38 +1000
Thanks for the picture. The bird is undoubtedly a Californian Quail. Being
in the lower Blue Mountains I assume it is an aviary escapee. The species is
reasonably common in captivity but I am not aware of any extant populations
on the Australian mainland (they are feral on Norfolk Island though).
From: "Graham Turner" <>
To: "R Clarke" <>,"Mason, Tiffany"
<>,"Alan McBride" <>
Subject: Mystery bird
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 12:36:33 +1000
Here it is.
The picture was taken in a backyard in Lapstone, lower blue mountains, 60
km west of Sydney. The area is surrounded by bushland.
Feel free to forward to anyone else who may be interested.
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