Buttongrass walk, Bunyip SP

Subject: Buttongrass walk, Bunyip SP
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 08:18:00 +1000
Hello Kevin,
        Good to see this park near Melbourne receiving some birding 

Bunyip State Park (Parks Victoria info.) ->

In regards to your Southern Emu-wren 'sighting', the atlas of Victorian 
Wildlife (AVW) shows there to be a population of the species in this part 
of the state.  So it's quite possible that's what you heard.  The species 
inhabits swamp heathland and there are a number of walks in the park that 
cross this type of habitat.

I can recommend the Bird Observer Club CD's of bird calls as a check of 
the sounds you heard.  SEWs do have a fairly distinctive call when you've 
learnt it.

See the BOCA site for the Blue Wren Gift Shop in Nunawading (Melb.) ->

I would encourage you to compile your sightings and forward them to my 
colleagues for inclusion in the AVW fauna database.  I can provide 
recording sheets by email or post.

Feel free to contact me for further information.

cheers, Martin

Martin O'Brien
Wildlife Biologist - Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
2/8 Nicholson St. (PO Box 500),
East Melbourne  3002

Tel: 9637 9869

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