Speckled warber: adapting to campus living?

Subject: Speckled warber: adapting to campus living?
From: "Cilla Kinross" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 15:00:49 +1000
My research has hinted that this species has adapted to tree 
plantings and is gradually spreading out from remnant woodland into 
more disturbed areas, providing native trees have been planted and 
the planting is sufficiently wide.  I actually have a family of three 
which have visited the  tiny pebble-mulched garden outside my window at the 
Orange Agricultural College campus and had to cross part of a car-park to get

What I would be interested in is whether 'synthetic' habitats such as 
windbreaks and gardens are proving useful habitat (particularly 
breeding sites) for this species.  This species is not common in this 
region (and is reportedly declining due to the heavy loss of habitat 
and increase in fragmentation) so my sample for this species outside remnant 
woodland is so far very small. 

If you have any interesting sightings or observations OUTSIDE of 
remant woodland or forest, I would be very happy to hear from you.  I 
am particularly interested in the distance away from remnant woodland 
that the bird was seen.   Apart from a few remnant scattered trees, 
the Speckled Warblers here on campus are over four kilometers from the 
nearest patch of bush and that's not in particularly good condition. 

Thanks in anticipation.

Cilla Kinross

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