Status of Chukar Partridge on Flinders Island

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Subject: Status of Chukar Partridge on Flinders Island
From: "Stuart Pell" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 15:09:23 +1000
Has anyone in recent years visited Flinders Island in search of Chukar 
The species was included in the Supplementary List of "The taxonomy and species 
of birds of Australia and its Territories"; Christidis and Boles (RAOU 
Monograph 2); RAOU 1994.
Sean Dooley reported ca. 8 birds in Feb. 1995 from near Badgers Corner, in the 
south of Flinders Island, Bass Strait. In Dec. 2004, while in Flinders Island, 
I visited that area, finding one bird in a brief one-hour search. A local 
property owner informed me that they still bred in the area, although numbers 
were limited, possibly because of egg predation by reptiles.
Are there other records over 2005 - 2007, or any further information on the 
status of the species on Flinders Island?
Stuart Pell

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