Ground Parrot & Black-breasted Button-quail

Subject: Ground Parrot & Black-breasted Button-quail
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:27:48 +1100
Last year on a number of occasions I traversed the heath at Barren grounds
to visit research sites.  I never flushed a Ground Parrot although -
judging by calls - I passed very close to some.  My guess is they move
away through the heath if they can - which is currently dense at Barren
Grounds.  With the line of "beaters" used in the surveys they'd find
this more difficult and may have to fly.

I did flush Ground Parrots twice when walking the trails to get to where
I had to cross the heath.  So I'd guess disobeying the NPWS signs and
leaving the trails is counter-productive and walking the trails quietly
is the best strategy, 


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