Golden Shouldered Parrots

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Subject: Golden Shouldered Parrots
From: "Maurovic, Mauro" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 08:55:00 -0300 (C)
Hi all
There was an excellent program on ABCs Quantum last night  (19/9/96) which 
looked at why there were more GS parrots on "Artemis?" station than in other 
parts of North Queensland.  Apparently it is all to do with a loose 
symbiotic relationship between the parrots and man.

On this cattle station, the owners still do a fierce burn off, of the 
grassland around the white ant mounds where the parrots nest and in doing 
so, they keep the scrub away from the mounds.

In other areas where the burning is less fierce, the scrub is able to 
encroach up near the white ant mounds and it is from the scrub that 
Butcherbirds can more easily hide and swoop down to the nests.

Mauro M. Maurovic

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