birding-aus Re: Kookaburras competing for nesting hollows

Subject: birding-aus Re: Kookaburras competing for nesting hollows
From: "David Geering"<>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 16:37:12 +1000

The latest Land for Wildlife News (Victoria) actually has two short
articles regarding kookaburras and nest competition.  The first relates,
complete with photo, of a pair of kookaburras nesting in a hay bale.
Accommodation is short west of Boort (Vic).

The second tells of a pair of kookaburras that raised in a nest box before
it was taken over by a Brush-tailed Possum.  They then nested in a dead
limb and were successful.  This year they nested in the same limb but the
young fledged prematurely, evicted by a Brush-tailed Possum.

In cities, like Melbourne where possum numbers are artificially high, this
might be a serious problem.

David Geering

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