Eastern Koels take Victoria

To: Lawrie Conole <>, Tim Dolby <>
Subject: Eastern Koels take Victoria
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 11:38:56 +1100
Lawrie, is your estimate of <10 birds from 32 records based on a formal 
estimation technique?  I would have thought that if there had been 32 birds 
detected by birders, then there should be many more that weren't detected, so I 
would say I didn't have a clue how many there were.

Peter Shute

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Lawrie Conole
Sent: Friday, 18 December 2009 9:50 AM
To: Tim Dolby
Cc: Birding Aus; 
Subject: Eastern Koels take Victoria

Whilst there were 32 records to date this year in Victoria, that's most 
unlikely to be 32 birds.  They are moving around a bit in central 
Victoria/Melbourne, and apparently are seldom encountered in the same place on 
consecutive days.  There are probably <10 individuals.  Until the number gets 
higher, successful breeding may either not occur, or be difficult to detect.

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