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Monday 1 March, 2010

One of the earliest known phenological records for the Flame Robin in Victoria is its arrival at Scott's Creek, Coden from 1897 to 1902. Its arrival date ranged from the 29 March to the 9 April1.

A little later in the century, its arrival date at Albert Park Lake ranged from the 23 March to the 4 April (from 1991 to 1994) 2.

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Sources:
1. Graham, G. 1903. Arrivals and Departures of Birds, Scott's Creek Cobden, Victoria. Emu II: 214 - 215.

2. Keatley MR, Chambers LE & Martin RAU 2009. PhenoARC: an Australia-wide phenological data archive. In: Greenhouse 2009: Climate change and resources  p. 97, Burswood Convention Centre, Perth, Western Australia. http://www.greenhouse2009.com/images/GH09Abstracts_web.pdf
and
Keatley MR & Chambers LE 2010. Australia. pp 31-33 In: Phenological Research: Methods for environmental and climate change analysis. Eds: IL Hudson and MR Keatley. Springer, Dordrecht.