Rare bird sitings along Moonee Ponds Ck [what aboutMerri Ck? - both Melb
"Dave Torr" <>
Rare bird sitings along Moonee Ponds Ck [what aboutMerri Ck? - both Melbourne area]
Paul Jacobson <>
Thu, 8 Feb 2007 14:52:52 +1100
That's a very true observation. A case in point are the Swift Parrot
sightings in Royal Park. There were a couple of Swifties in Royal
Park for a period of about 1-2 weeks but they show up as 16% as there
was a flurry of reports to birdline, whereas Red-Rump Parrots are
listed as 32% and I see anywhere between 2 and a dozen virtually
every day. Similarly Little Lorikeets are quite plentiful at present
- watched 6 preening in a tree top this morning - but they show up as
So it's while probably advisable to treat the % as highly suspect,
but I'd still maintain the species lists tend to be fairly accurate.
Obviously errors do creep in as we all make id mistakes as Dave
observes. Places like Melbourne Zoo are also very difficult as many
free range birds are part of the collection, and the Eremaea list
does seem to include a number of collection species.
On 08/02/2007, at 2:25 PM, Dave Torr wrote:
My experience with looking at Eremaea for some sites leads me to
that the rarities get reported rather more readily than the common
not a fault of the software of course but again something than you
be aware of.
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