RFI - Song Thrush records

To: Lawrie Conole <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: RFI - Song Thrush records
From: Steve Clark <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 05:25:41 +0000
G'day Lawrie

I have none outside Melbourne (Heidelberg Heights).


On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 4:08 PM, Lawrie Conole <> wrote:

> Hello birders
> Following on from the recent inconclusive chat about the decline or demise
> of Birding-Aus, let's put it to the test - how useful is the old list for
> things other than twitching headlines!!?? :-)
> I'm in the process of analysing non-urban records of the introduced Song
> Thrush (*Turdus philomelos*) from Victoria, with a view to publishing the
> results later this year. There aren't a lot of records in the various
> databases (I know I'm guilty of not logging a couple of my exurban records
> of this species). I'm interested to hear about any confirmed records of
> Song Thrushes, which are to the best of your knowledge not logged in a
> database (BirdLife atlas, eBird, Atylas of Living Australia, etc.), and
> which are from areas either on the fringe of Melbourne or Geelong or in
> rural or natural areas.
> Despite what the field guides, etc. say, the Song Thrush is not restricted
> to Geelong and Melbourne. There are very old records resulting from
> deliberate releases in places like Ballarat and Hamilton - where the birds
> are probably now locally extinct. Leaving aside the odd confusion with
> Bassian Thrush (*Zoothera lunulata*), there are a few dozen records from
> the Otway Ranges (SW Victoria) and out on to the Gippsland Plain (E
> Victoria). Tell me your exurban Song Thrush stories.
> Mail me off-list at  & I'll summarise the records in
> print
> later in 2016.
> thanks in advance
> Lawrie
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> Dr. Lawrie Conole
> Tylden 3444 Australia
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