Emerald Atlas

Subject: Emerald Atlas
From: (Craig Eddie )
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 09:42:56 +1000
Laurence and Leanne Knight wrote:

> However, the first for me was seeing noisy and yellow-throated miners
> within a stone's throw of each other.  Do these species frequently
> cohabit?

Laurie, there are quite a few places within southern inland Queensland where
noisy & yellow-throated miners are found with a stone's throw of each
other.  Roma is a classic example.  Throughout the urban & residential area,
yellow-throated miners are virtually the sole inhabitants.  Go down to
Bungil Creek which flows through town, & you find Noisys.  There is only one
other spot in Roma where I know Noisy's occur wnich is on a hill on the
approach to town.  What keeps the two species apart & how they interact
where the town yellow-throated population meets the creek noisy miner
population, has always made me ponder.  It would make a fascinating project.

Another spot that springs to mind is Lake Nuga Nuga.  Noisy miners are found
along the foreshore & in any of the denser vegetation there, while
yellow-throateds are found in the cleared country with scattered trees &
shrubs along the road into the lake.

Hope this is of interest.

Craig Eddie
Natural Resource Ranger
Roma District Office
Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
Tel: (07) 4622 4266  Fax: (07) 4622 4151

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