Tassie YTBCs - Smaller?

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Subject: Tassie YTBCs - Smaller?
From: Evan Beaver <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:46:24 +1100
Hi Birders,

I've recently been walking in Tassie and spent a bit of time examining
the YTBCs (Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos). Now, I did't catch any and
measure their tails, but it appeared to me the tails were generally
10-20% shorter than the YTBCs I'm familiar with from the Blue
Mountains in (much) Greater Western Sydney. Any one agree or disagree?

Also, more generally, I thought a lot of the mammals I saw were
smaller than the mainland. Wombats and echidna in particular, and
possibly also platypus. This seems to buck the rule of thumb of 'size
generally correllates with lattitude'. An example of this is the Sooty

Evan Beaver
Downer, ACT
lat=-35.24, lon=149.15

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