Part 1. Trip Report: NSW South Coast - East Gippsland - South Gippsland

Subject: Part 1. Trip Report: NSW South Coast - East Gippsland - South Gippsland
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 15:54:45 +1100
Thanks for the detailed and interesting trip reports Max.  Will make 
useful material for others to access in the archives.

In response to your query regarding Brown Gerygone's in Victoria.  Data in 
the Atlas of Victorian Wildlife (AVW) has the southern most record of the 
species from north of Toora in South Gippsland.  This is more than 60 km 
north of Lilly Pilly Gully on Wilsons Promontory.

As far as I'm aware the Brown Gerygone's haven't been recorded by other 
birdos on the Prom but I have tried to document an apparent range 
extension of the species west of its known range (mainly Sale east) in 
Victoria.  If you have any images or other habitat details this would be 
great.  I encourage you to submit details to the AVW.

As you may know Brown Gerygone's are the only Victorian species dependent 
on Lilly Pilly- Kanooka rainforest gullies although a few birds have also 
been reported from upland rainforests dominated by Sassafras on the 
Errinundra Plateau (Emison et al 1987).  Lilly Pilly but no Kanooka occurs 
on the Prom.

It's an unusual but not impossible record alright.

cheers, Martin

Martin O'Brien
Wildlife Biologist - Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
2/8 Nicholson St.,
East Melbourne  3002

9637 9869


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