Possums as Bird Predators

Subject: Possums as Bird Predators
From: (benson)
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 22:55:52 -0700
A New Zealnd collegue sent me newspaper article about the release of the
Kokako on The island of Tiritiri in Hauraki Gulf.

Apparently there are an estimated 2000 birds in New Zealand but only 400
breeding pairs. The reason for their decline is stated in this story as
habitat loss and predation of nests by rats and possums?

Are possums predators of birds in Australia or is this purely a New
Zealnd phenomon?
Allan Benson
Phone 02 9874 7841

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