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Dingoes and wild dogs blamed for quail tragedy

THERE is said to be only one black-breasted button quail left at Inskip Point after predators devastated the colony that attracted birdwatchers from around Australia.

Former president of Birds Queensland Mike West claimed dingoes and wild dogs have all but wiped out local populations of one of Australia's 'must-see' bird species.

"There used to be a heap of birds and one dingo but now there are five dingoes and one bird," he said.

"They don't re-populate easily," he added.

Mr West said the crisis at Inskip Point, north of Rainbow Beach, could have been prevented.

"The rabid dingo lovers last year may have intimidated the Queensland Government and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and now the worst fears of the birdwatching community have been realised," he said.

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection threatened species director Wolf Sievers said on Wednesday the government was aware of the issue.

"The Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing's management plan for the Great Sandy Region includes recognition that national parks in the region are home to a number of rare, threatened or endangered species, including the black-breasted button-quail," he said.

There are over 100 other threatened and rare flora and fauna listed on the Fraser Coast Council website.

Topics:  birds dingoes inskip point quail wild dogs



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