Suberb Lyrebird and Dingo

Subject: Suberb Lyrebird and Dingo
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:27:09 +1000
Some years ago I had close views of a Dingo - or more precisely a wild Dog
that looked exactly like a Dingo - in the Grose catchment (Linden Creek)
at Faulconbridge.  I had been sitting quietly for some time and it didn't
notice me until it was only a few metres away.  I've also talked to keen
bushwalkers who've spent a great deal of time wandering the Blue mountains
without seeing a Dingo.  I've assumed this might reflect low probability
of detection - i.e they are locally very shy - as much as scarcity.
Its easy to conflate the two, forexample Peregrine Falcons seem to be
a common Blue Mountains birds because they are  frequently observed,
but its not obvious they are more numerous in the area than Dingos.


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