RE: Mystery bird

Subject: RE: Mystery bird
From: "R Clarke" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 13:30:38 +1000
Hi Graham,
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).
Rohan Clarke

From: "Graham Turner" <>
To: "R Clarke" <>,"Mason, Tiffany" <>,"Graham Etherington" <>,<>,"andrew plimer" <>,"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.

Graham Turner

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