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"Steve Potter" <>
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:31:07 +1030
Thus the film titled "MARCH of the Penguin"
Sorry, I couldn't resist....
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from [Mike Carter
To: "Mick Roderick" < >, "Birding Aus" <
From: "Mike Carter" < >
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:46:43 +1100
Thanks Mick, a good effort, but just because you didn't find it I don't
think you locals should give up on the search. It is MARCH and it may have
found a quiet spot in a rock cleft to moult. I once saw a group of birders
walk within 5 m of a moulting Erect-crested Penguin on a beach on Phillip
Island without noticing it. Summerland Beach on Victoria's Phillip Island,
famous for Little Penguins, is the site of the only previous Australian
record of Magellanic Penguin. That was found dead on 31 MARCH 1976. The two
New Zealand records I know of were in MARCH 1972 & MARCH 1990. Both were
moulting and very tame, readily taking fish from the hand.
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