Introduced bird species

To: Ralph Reid <>, Stephen Ambrose <>, "'Birding-Aus'" <>
Subject: Introduced bird species
From: Tim Dolby <>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:58:05 +0000
Hi Ralph,

FYI here's a few sighting over last 5 years.

. 6/25/2010 Kermandie Falls track Track leading to the Kermandie Falls near 
Geeveston. Paul Brooks. Travels along the Kermandie River through wet eucalypt 
and mixed forest in the Hartz NP. Heard across the river from the track.  1

. 6/7/2010 Alan Fletcher  Birdline Mt Field National Park (Russell/Lady Barron 
Falls) Access from Westerway. This end of the park includes Russell Falls and 
Lady Barron Falls as well as a motel and camping area. 42°40'59"S 146°42'58"E. 
2 male Superb Lyrebird at Hastings Caves (they're regularly seen here). Report 
of up to 15 seen recently on road between Thermal Springs and Caves by National 
Parks staff.

. 7/6/2009  1 female on Duckhole Lake track, Paul Brooks. 3 males around 
Newdegate Cave. One male observed calling from a perch about two metres up a 
tree, then displaying for about 10 seconds before flying to the ground and 
disappearing in undergrowth.

. 1/17/2008 Mt Hartz NP Clive Curson (43 12S 146 46E) many birds

. 2/3/2008 New River Lagoon Area (43 32S 146 34E)

. 3/5/2007 Male & female crossing road Boyd Forest Reserve, Keith & Lindsay 
Fisher, at 42 49 12S 146 20 14E Along the Gordon River Road

. 1/15/2006 Hastings Caves


Tim Dolby

From:   on 
behalf of Ralph Reid 
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:20 PM
To: Stephen Ambrose; 'Birding-Aus'
Subject: Introduced bird species

Hi all,

The Wikipedia entry reported by Stephen Ambrose says that the Superb
Lyrebird was successfully introduced into Tasmania.

Has anyone recorded any recent (i.e. last 5 years) Tasmanian sightings?

Also, was it introduced or re-introduced?


Ralph Reid


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