Hoopoe at Broome

To: "'Birding-aus'" <>
Subject: Hoopoe at Broome
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 16:32:31 +1100
I have only been out of Australia once, to China 2 years ago and I saw
two of these in two very distant places. Quite an amazing funny looking
bird. My father lived in Israel and had these as garden birds. Hard to
imagine it flying here from Asia or east Africa or Madagascar. I wonder
whether Asian or middle eastern people keep them as pets (or even eat
them) but this is surely assisted as a boat arrival.

Do customs or coast guard ever find fauna among the possessions of the
boats that Tony wants to stop? 


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Gemfyre
Sent: Thursday, 10 November 2011 4:07 PM
To: Jeff Davies; Birding-aus
Subject: Hoopoe at Broome

Okay I'll bite.  How the heck did a Hoopoe come to be at Roebuck

Stirling W.A.

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