Australian Museum Journal The birds of Coolabah and Brewarrina, north-western New South Wales

Shortform:
North, 1916, Rec. Aust. Mus. 11(6): 121–162
Author(s):
North, Alfred J.
Year published:
1916
Title:
The birds of Coolabah and Brewarrina, north-western New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
11
Issue:
6
Start page:
121
End page:
162
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.11.1916.913
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xxiv–xxviii
Date published:
30 December 1916
Cover date:
30 December 1916
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
AVES; CHECKLIST; BIOGEOGRAPHY
Digitized:
28 October 2008
Available online:
16 December 2008
Reference number:
913
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (113kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (6518kb PDF)

Abstract

The following notes were made at Coolabah, between the 5th and 14th of October, 1915, and those at Brewarrina between the 15th and 22nd of the same month.

Ascertaining last October from a twenty-five years' resident of North-westem New South Wales, that the weather conditions in that part of the State were apparently favourable for a collecting tour, I determined to spend my annual leave for 1915, as far as possible, equally at Coolabah and Brewarrina. Coolabah, on the main western line, four hundred and twenty-nine miles north-west of Sydney, is situate in the red soil country, having no natural watercourse, or permanent water, if we except a small gilguy or soak here and there, but which had entirely dried up at the time of my visit, the residents being dependent upon artificially formed tanks and dams for their storage of water.