Victoria's Box-Ironbark - Govt response Feb 2002

Subject: Victoria's Box-Ironbark - Govt response Feb 2002
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 23:06:19 +0800
At 23:08 28/02/2002 +1000, Scott O'Keeffe wrote:
Do they occupy hollows?  Yes?  Then they are in competition with something,
native bee, bird or animal.  What may be less clear is the ecological
significance of this.  Does anyone have any knowledge of research that has
been done on this?

Feral bees are a significant problem for breeding Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos in the south west. Ron Johnstone at the WA Museum and others have been researching the black cockatoss in the south west. I don't know if this has been formally published yet.

Frank O'Connor     Birding WA
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