Grey Currawongs in Melbourne - and fires?

To: "michael norris" <>, "keith" <>, "BA email" <>
Subject: Grey Currawongs in Melbourne - and fires?
From: "Bill Stent" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 08:16:45 +1000
By far the easiest way to separate grey or pied currawongs (especially
given the variation of the grey across regions) is their call.
Carolling is pied, clinking is grey (apart from Tasmania of course).

Also there has been a grey currawong resident on the Yarra between the
Fairfield pipe bridge and the Bourke road bridge for at least three
years, which puts it there before the fires.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of michael norris
Sent: Monday, 9 July 2007 11:05 PM
To: keith; BA email
Subject: Grey Currawongs in Melbourne - and fires?

Thanks Keith

I think there are also some areas where they are fairly frequent to the
north of here, eg. along the middle reaches of the Yarra.  But these
recent records/possibles are a lot nearer the centre of town.

So perhaps they are spreading or are here as a temporary consequence of
last summer's enormous fires?

Fires?  I was expecting to see quite a few unusual species or unusual
frequencies of usual species.  But there has been little sign.  Eastern
Spinebills seem wider spread and Striated Pardalotes also.  Otherwise
nothing really.

Michael Norris
Bayside, Melbourne

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