Brown songlark early arrivals

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Subject: Brown songlark early arrivals
From: "Brian Bainbridge" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 10:36:05 +1000

In response to Steve Clarks email

On Saturday (1st September) a male Brown Songlark was displaying over
the Jukes Rd grassland in Fawkner (northern suburb of Melbourne).  Along
with this, a male White winged triller was feeding on the abundant hairy

Our incidental records at Merri Creek Management Committee for these two
species usually come from mid October to early November although our
visits to the larger grassland reserves these species are regular are
not frequent enough to fix an average date for these species.

In addition, Horsefields Bronze cuckoos have been calling from the Jukes
Rd area since 12th August (a quick scan of our fauna book shows an early
date of  27 August in 1999, other dates mainly in early to mid


Brian Bainbridge
Technical Officer
Merri Creek Management Commiittee
2 Lee St, East Brunswick 3057
Ph. 9380 8199

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