Unfortunate way to tick a frogmouth

To: Peter Shute <>,
Subject: Unfortunate way to tick a frogmouth
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:14:48 +1000
I wouldn't count the dead Red-capped Robin I found in Greville St. Prahran - it had obviously been brushed with a lot of dead grass out of the bull-bar of a large parked 4WD - and it was not fresh either, quite 'high' in fact. Interesting though. And there was a record once of a dead heron (Little Bittern maybe?) picked up in a Kalgoorlie street - suggestion was, it was killed by interstate transport truck and transported way out of range...

Anthea Fleming

On 10/06/2014 10:00 AM, Peter Shute wrote:
Martin Butterfield wrote:

What is the default position on natural vs human transport?
That is, if a corpse is found somewhere do you start by
counting it as getting there naturally (eg washed ashore by
currents; dropped by a raptor) or assume that a human must
have got it there?
If you're talking about counting it as being present in an area, does it matter 
if it got there by natural means or not? I would have thought that to be 
counted as living in the area, it needs to have got there itself. A raptor 
could easily bring it to an area where that species is never found alive.

Peter Shute
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