Grey Currawongs in Blue Mountains

To: Graham W <>
Subject: Grey Currawongs in Blue Mountains
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 09:49:22 +1000
On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 09:10:59AM +1000, Graham W wrote:
> Hi, Walking the Six Foot Track the other day 1-10-08 near Jenolan
> Caves cottages and we saw two Grey Currawongs on the forest floor -
> birds I had not seen before in the Blue Mountains.  Also a few km
> before this saw an Emerald Dove foraging -another unusual sighting
> for me in this area.

Grey Currawongs are fairly regular sightings in the upper mountains. I have
a vague idea I've seen one on Black Range during my annual trot along the
track.  Carol Probets would be able to say more about where they occur.

There are older records of Emerald Dove from the Colo River and a recent
record from Wollemi NP west of Putty, and this year , per Carol, a dead
bird in Woodford.  So ~50km from the nearest record, quite a bit further
from where they regularly occur and I'd guess the western-most record
for NSW.


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